Yale University

Carol Galletly, J.D., Ph.D.

  • Social Scientist, Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
  • Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Member, Community Research and Implementation Core, CIRA
(414) 955-7756


Dr. Galletly is an attorney and social scientist whose research applies empirical methods to guide the development of sound law and policy on critical issues at the intersection of individual behavior and the public health. Her research is multimodal, making use of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and findings. She addresses topics including sexual health, HIV seropositive status disclosure, stigma, and the assessment of structural-level HIV prevention interventions. Currently, Dr. Galletly is evaluating the impact of criminal laws requiring HIV positive serostatus disclosure to sex partners.

Selected Publications:

  • Pinkerton, Steven D., Jennifer Kibicho, and Carol L. Galletly. "Is the US AIDS Drug Assistance Program Cost-effective?" AIDS and behavior 17, no. 1 (2013): 1-4.

  • Galletly, Carol L., and Zita Lazzarini. "Charges for Criminal Exposure to HIV and Aggravated Prostitution Filed in the Nashville, Tennessee Prosecutorial Region 2000-2010." AIDS and behavior (2013).

  • Galletly, Carol L., Laura R. Glasman, Steven D. Pinkerton, and Wayne Difranceisco. "New Jersey's HIV exposure law and the HIV-related attitudes, beliefs, and sexual and seropositive status disclosure behaviors of persons living with HIV." American journal of public health 102, no. 11 (2012): 2135-40.

  • Galletly, Carol L., Steven D. Pinkerton, and Wayne Difranceisco. "A quantitative study of Michigan's criminal HIV exposure law." AIDS care 24, no. 2 (2012): 174-9.

  • Pinkerton, Steven D., Carol L. Galletly, Timothy L. McAuliffe, Wayne Difranceisco, Fisher H. Raymond, and Harrell W. Chesson. "Aggregate versus individual-level sexual behavior assessment: how much detail is needed to accurately estimate HIV/STI risk?" Evaluation review 34, no. 1 (2010): 19-34.