The mission of the Yale Pediatric Vaccine Epidemiology Group is to conduct high-quality clinical pediatric vaccine research and develop leaders in the field of vaccine epidemiology.
Vaccine epidemiology is the study of the interactions and effects of vaccines (and vaccination programs) on epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases. The research encompasses physicians and scientists with independent research programs, as well as post-doctoral research fellows, research technicians, graduate students and undergraduate students. The research performed in this group is led by Drs. Shapiro, Niccolai, and Oliveira and is supported by various federal and private agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Cancer Society, and the Patterson Trust Foundation.