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Tassos C. Kyriakides, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics; Director, Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (West Haven, CT), Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact Information

Tassos C. Kyriakides, PhD

Office Location

  • 300 George Street, Ste 555
    New Haven, CT 06511



Dr. Kyriakides collaborates with clinical researchers on numerous research projects and he provides statistical consulting on numerous research protocols. He has been an abstract mentor for young researchers at the International AIDS Conferences since 2012, leads the VACSPCC internship program and is a statistical reviewer for high-impact medical journals (Lancet Infectious Diseases and the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology).

He is the Director at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (VACSPCC-West Haven) and has worked, as a Senior Biostatistician, on pivotal clinical trials (The OPTIMA Trial, a multi-national HIV/AIDS treatment clinical trial; a surgical clinical trial (The OVER Trial); and a PTSD clinical trial (The VIP-STAR Trial).

Even though his primary research focus is in the area of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS and its treatment, he has an interest in the history of medicine, social determinants of health and the socio-cultural dimension of the benefits of Greek/Mediterranean nutrition. He has recently been certified as an Olive Oil Sommelier by the International Culinary Center and the Olive Oil Education Lab in NY City. He is the co-proponent for the establishment of a Yale institute dedicated to the olive tree, its products and their impact on human and planetary health.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (1999)
  • MPhil
    Yale University (1996)
  • BS
    University of California at Los Angeles (1993)


  • Public Health/Research Capacity building
    Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus 2015
    Short courses and didactic modules have been constructed and delivered in Cyprus. In addition, summer internships have been provided for Public Health students at organizations in Cyprus through this partnership

Professional Service

NIH Collaboratory, Rethinking Clinical Trials, NIHServing on an external advisory panel on the future direction of clinical trials2021
Olive Wellness Institute, Olive Wellness InstituteProvides consultation and expertise to the Australian Olive Wellness Institute that deals with wellness and health related to the olive tree and its products.2018 - Present
Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH)Board President2015 - 2021
Olympism For HumanityFaculty mentor on activities of the Olympism for Humanity Alliance; an international group that focuses on the use of sports and the Olympic ideals for the promotion of social development programs2013 - Present
XIX International AIDS ConferenceMentor2012
Society for Clinical TrialsEducation Committee2012 - 2013
Yale Center for Clinical InvestigationPediatric Protocol Review Committee2012 - Present
Association of Yale Alumni in Public HealthBoard of Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health2012 - Present
The Lancet Infectious DiseasesReviewer2012 - Present
Medical Surgical Clinical Science Research & Development (VA) Centralized Data Monitoring CommitteeMember2011 - 2017
Mental Health Merit Review Group, Research & Development (VA)Member2011 - 2014
Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health (AYAPH)Member, Board of the Association of Yale Association in Public Health Chair, Global Health Committee2010 - 2014
Cyprus Delegation to the UN Special Session on AIDSAttended UN Special Session on AIDS, June 20012001
Clinical Trials Committee, Canadian Institute of Health ResearchMember2001 - 2004

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