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Linda Niccolai, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, HPV Working Group at Yale; Director, CT Emerging Infections Program at Yale, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Contact Information

Linda Niccolai, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8034

    United States



Linda Niccolai is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She currently serves as Director of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program at Yale and the HPV Vaccine Working Group at Yale.

Her research is primarily focused on sexually transmitted infections. Her current research projects include a special focus on human papillomavirus. Specifically, her research is designed to understand uptake and impact of HPV vaccines with an emphasis on addressing health disparities. Her research methods include surveillance, behavioral epidemiology, and qualitative approaches. Her current projects are funded by National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For this work, she has been awarded the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award and the Yale Cancer Center Population Research Prize. Her other research interests are in social determinants of HIV risk including mass incarceration and housing instability.

Linda Niccolai received her Sc.M. at Harvard School of Public Health and her Ph.D. at Tulane University. She is currently on the editorial board for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and has served as an adviser and reviewer for National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conferences and grant programs.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Tulane University (2000)
  • MSc
    Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology (1995)


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  • HIV/AIDS, Russia
    Russia 2010
    Potential for HIV Transmission in Relationships of Drug-Using Women in Russia
  • HIV/AIDS, Russia
    Saint Petersburg, Russia 2010
    The Context of HIV Testing for Detection of Early HIV Infection in St. Petersburg
  • International Training
    Russia 2010
    Co-Investigator, AIDS International Training and Research Program in Russia
  • AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
    China; India; Russia; South Africa 2009
    Training researchers from the Russian Federation, China, India, and South Africa in HIV prevention research.

Honors & Recognition

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Yale School of Public Health2004

Professional Service

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Departments & Organizations