Allison E. Aiello, PhD
Dr. Allison E. Aiello is professor of epidemiology, director of the Graduate Studies Committee and a Carolina Population Center Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Aiello also serves as co-director of the Biosocial Training Program and as an adjunct faculty member at UNC's School of Medicine.
Genomics, aging, and immunity: We have several ongoing projects examining social, environmental and genomic risk factors for aging and immunity.
Allison Aiello in the Gillings News
- A single vaccine dose may offer protection to those who have had COVID-19
- UNC researchers discuss pitfalls of convenience samples for COVID-19 antibody testing
- The Gillings Community Responds to COVID-19: Tracking the Spread
- Gillings School partners with state, local agencies in North Carolina to study COVID-19 cases with mild or no symptoms
- These basic public health measures can slow the spread of COVID-19
Honors and Awards
PhD with Distinction in Epidemiology
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Ana C. Gelman Award for Outstanding Achievement and Promise in the Field of Epidemiology
John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Michigan
Carol Rowland Hogue Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Achievement in Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiological Research (SER)
EPID 726: Grant Writing
EPID 826: Introduction to Social Epidemiology
- Cohort studies
- Community-based studies
- Randomized intervention trials
- Social network study design
Social Media- and Internet-Based Disease Surveillance for Public Health. Aiello AE, Renson A, Zivich PN (2020). Annu Rev Public Health.
Design and methods of a social network isolation study for reducing respiratory infection transmission: The eX-FLU cluster randomized trial. Aiello AE, Simanek AM, Eisenberg MC, Walsh AR, Davis B, Volz E, Cheng C, Rainey JJ, Uzicanin A, Gao H, Osgood N, Knowles D, Stanley K, Tarter K, Monto AS (2016). Epidemics, 15( ), 38-55.
Epigenetic and immune function profiles associated with posttraumatic stress disorder. Uddin M, Aiello AE, Wildman DE, Koenen KC, Pawelec G, de Los Santos R, Goldmann E, Galea S (2010). Proc Natl Acad Sci, 107(20), 9470-5. PMID: 20439746, PMCID: PMC2889041.
Socioeconomic differentials in immune response. Dowd JB and Aiello AE (2009). Epidemiology, 20(6), 902-908, PMCID: PMC2765221.
Mask use, hand hygiene, and seasonal influenza-like illness among young adults: a randomized intervention trial. Aiello AE, Murray GF, Perez V, Coulborn RM, Davis BM, Uddin M, Shay DK, Waterman SH, Monto AS (2010). The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 201(4), 491-498.
Effect of hand hygiene on infectious disease risk in the community setting: A meta-analysis. Aiello AE, Coulborn RM, Perez V, Larson EL (2008). Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1372-81.
Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography.
- PhD (with distinction), Epidemiology, Columbia University, 2003
- MS, Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1998
- BS, Environmental Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1995