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Olga (Olya) Morozova

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences and the College

Olga (Olya) Morozova is an infectious disease epidemiologist and a public health modeler. Her research focuses on interaction between HIV and substance use disorders, as well as infectious disease transmission more broadly. She has been actively involved in COVID-19 research, providing modeling and forecasting support to the Department of Public Health and the governor’s office of Connecticut. She is also interested in quantitative methods in infectious disease epidemiology, in particular causal inference in the presence of contagion. Her recent work contributed to a better understanding of the properties of traditional vaccine effect estimates under various study designs. She has also served as a strategic information expert at the national HIV and tuberculosis control programs in Ukraine, and as a public health consultant in a variety of international settings.

Her work has been published in Scientific Reports, Science Advances, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, American Journal of Epidemiology, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, BMC Medical Research Methodology, and International Journal of Drug Policy.

Originally from Ukraine, Morozova received a BS in applied mathematics and an MS in mathematical modeling in social sciences from the National University of Kyiv. She earned a PhD degree in epidemiology of microbial diseases from Yale School of Public Health, where she also completed postdoctoral training in biostatistics.

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