Yale University

Alison Galvani, Ph.D.

  • Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health
  • Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, CIRA
(203) 785-2642


Alison Galvani earned her PhD in Theoretical Epidemiology from the University of Oxford under the mentorship of Lord Robert May in 2002. Following a two year postdoctoral Miller Research Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Galvani joined the faculty at the Yale University School of Medicine. She is currently a professor in the Yale School of Public Health, with a secondary appointment at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Galvani's research focuses on integrating epidemiology and evolutionary ecology or economics in order to generate predictions that could not be made by any one of these disciplines alone. This interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations and informing public health policy. Dr. Galvani has applied this approach to the study of HIV, influenza, HPV, Tuberculosis, SARS, and helminth parasites.