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Allison E. Aiello, PhD

Allison E. Aiello, PhD

Professor and Social Epidemiology Program Leader
Department of Epidemiology
Carolina Population Center
  • 2101C Mcgavran-Greenberg Hall
  • CB #7435
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Allison E. Aiello is a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. 

She received her PhD with distinction in epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and was the recipient of the Ana C. Gelman award for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of epidemiology. 

Her research investigates: the influence of stressors on biomarkers of aging and immunity; the relationship between infection and chronic diseases; and the prevention of infectious disease in the community setting. Her areas of expertise include: infectious diseases/microbes, aging, immunity, socioeconomic stressors, biomarkers, cognition/Alzheimer’s Disease, and life course approaches.

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Cohort studies, randomized intervention trials, social network study design, biomarker collection and testing, life course research

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