Allison Aiello, PhD, MS
Allison E. Aiello, PhD, MS, is an internationally recognized expert on social determinants of infection and infection prevention in the community setting. Her research investigates socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in infectious diseases, the relationship between infection and chronic diseases, and infection prevention in the community setting. She has identified links between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and chronic age-related conditions, and has helped uncover social disparities in the burden of infection and immune response to CMV in the U.S. population. She is currently a tenured associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the department of epidemiology, and a faculty member in the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health. Previously, Aiello was the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In Fall 2010, Aiello was the Yerby Visiting Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and from 2003 to 2005, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
She received her PhD in epidemiology from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she held a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases training fellowship and was the recipient of the Ana C. Gelman Award for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of epidemiology. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Aiello was an emerging infectious diseases fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She earned a master of science degree in environmental health sciences and engineering at the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.