Yale Pediatric Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group

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.


May 30, 2017
The vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is proving to have significant population-level effects in Connecticut, with rates of precancerous lesions caused by HPV down...
March 31, 2017
The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated (HPV+) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) of the oropharynx has dramatically increased over the last decade...
March 24, 2017
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are 14 million new infections each year, which can lead to six...