Tassos Kyriakides

PhD, Αssistant Professor at Yale School of Public Health

Tassos C. Kyriakides, completed his B.Sc. as a Fulbright Scholar at UCLA (Biochemistry; 1993) and received his Ph.D. at the Yale School of Public Health (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; 1999).

He is an Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health where he helps design and guide and collaborates on numerous clinical research projects. He consults on methodology, data processes and management, and statistical analysis for numerous research protocols; has been an abstract mentor for researchers at the International AIDS Conferences since 2012, mentors graduate students, and is a statistical reviewer for high-impact journals (Lancet Infectious Diseases; Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology).

He is the co-proponent for the establishment of the Yale Olive Sciences and Health Institute that will focus on the olive tree and its products, and their effects on human and planetary health. He frequently gives talks on the health benefits of olive oil and he is the principal investigator of a research project to assess the benefits of table olives on cardiovascular markers among college students. He is a Legacy Circle member of the Massaro Community Farm, in Woodbridge, CT. He is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH) Board and a faculty fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College.

He is the Director at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (VACSPCC-West Haven, CT), a clinical trials data coordinating center, where he has worked the last 20+ years on pivotal trials in: HIV/AIDS treatment (The OPTIMA Trial); surgery (The OVER Trial); PTSD (The VIP-STAR Trial). In his capacity as Director, he currently coordinates and facilitates activities in five clinical trials and a Lung Precision Oncology Program in 100 Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers in the US.

Topic: Role of US academic institutions in promoting healthy nutrition: Yale University, a case study