NICOLE E. BASTA, PHD MPHIL
Nicole is an infectious disease epidemiologist and vaccinologist with expertise in designing and implementing epidemiological studies that generate critical biological, clinical, and behavioral evidence. The goal of her research is to optimize disease prevention and control. She draws upon her background in epidemiology, biostatistics, ecology and evolutionary biology, public health and global health to advance our understanding of the epidemiology of multiple globally important diseases.
The aim of Dr. Basta's research is to 1) maximize the impact of vaccines and immunization programs, 2) increase vaccine awareness, acceptance, and uptake, and 3) improve our understanding of infectious disease transmission dynamics to tailor prevention strategies. Her work is designed to directly inform public health policy.