Linda M. Niccolai
Linda M. Niccolai
Professor, Department of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director, CT Emerging Infections Program, Yale, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
Elected to the Academy in 2021


Georgetown University, BS, 1991, Mathematics and Sociology; Harvard School of Public Health, 1995, ScM, Epidemiology; Tulane University, 2000, PhD, 2000, Epidemiology.

Professional Area

Epidemiology, infectious diseases, emerging infections, public health research, surveillance, social determinants, health disparities, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus, COVID-19, contact tracing.


Nationally recognized public health educator and practitioner with numerous seminal contributions including evaluating the impact of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on precancerous cervical lesions, development of an immunization registry for adolescents and establishment and oversight of the Contact Tracing program at Yale University for the Covid-19 pandemic.