Alison P. Galvani, Ph.D., has received the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences. Galvani, associate professor of epidemiology and of ecology and evolutionary biology, is one of four faculty recipients of the award in 2012.

Galvani’s work focuses on integrating epidemiology, evolution, and ecology in order to generate predictions that could not be made by these disciplines alone.

Galvani’s interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations, and informing public health policy.

She has applied this approach to the study of HIV, influenza, tuberculosis, and the human papillomavirus (HPV), among other diseases.

The Blavatnik Awards celebrate the excellence of young scientists and engineers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. They recognize highly innovative, impactful, and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering, with unrestricted financial prizes.