Allison E. Aiello, PhD, MS

Allison E. AielloProfessor
Curriculum Vitae

Aiello Research Group

2101C Mcgavran-Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7435
Chapel Hill 27599-7435
T: 919-966-2149
F: 919-966-2089


Columbia University
University of North Carolina School of Public Health
University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Research Interests & Projects

  • Conduct research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms underlying disparities in physical and mental health outcomes
  • Investigate non-pharmaceutical interventions for reducing influenza transmission

Key publications

Markovitz AA, Simanek AM, Yolken RH, Galea S, Koenen KC, Chen S,Aiello AE (2015) Toxoplasma gondii and anxiety disorders in a community-based sample. Brain Behavior and Immunity. 2015 Jan;43:192-7.

Tarter KD, Simanek AM, Dowd JB, Aiello AE. ( 2014) Persistent viral pathogens and cognitive impairment across the life course in the third national health and nutrition examination survey. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 209(6):837-44.

Uddin M, Galea S, Chang SC, Koenen KC, Goldmann E, Wildman DE,
Aiello AE. (2013) Epigenetic signatures may explain the relationship between socioeconomic position and risk of mental illness: preliminary findings from an urban community-based sample. Biodemography and Social Biology. 2013;59(1):68-84

Grad YH, Lipsitch M, Aiello AE (2012). Secular trends in Helicobacter pylori seroprevalence in adults in the United States: evidence for sustained race/ethnic disparities. American Journal of Epidemiology , 175 (1) , 54-9.

Aiello A.E. , Murray G.F., Perez V., Coulborn R.M., Davis B.M., Uddin M., Shay D.K., Waterman S.H., Monto A.S. (2010). Mask use, hand hygiene, and seasonal influenza-like illness among young adults: a randomized intervention trial. The Journal of Infectious Diseases , 201(4) , 491-8.

Roberts, E.T., Haan, M.N., Dowd, J.B., Aielloa A.E. (2010). Cytomegalovirus antibody levels, inflammation and mortality among elderly Latinos over 9 years of follow-up. American Journal of Epidemiology , 172 (4) , 363-71.

Aiello, A.E. , Kaplan, G.A. (2009). Socioeconomic position and inflammatory and immune biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: applications to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Biodemography and Social Biology , 55 (2) , 178-205.

Dowd, J.B. and Aiello, A.E. (2009). Socioeconomic differentials in immune response. Epidemiology , 20 (6) , 902-8.

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