Allison Aiello

Allison Aiello

Professor of Epidemiology

UNC Chapel Hill

Allison Aiello is a Professor of Sociology and a Carolina Population Center fellow. Dr. Aiello’s research seeks to integrate social and biological data across the life course, including epigenetic approaches, to identify the key triggers of population variation in susceptibility to dementia, poor mental health, cardiometabolic, and immune/infectious disease outcomes. Her overall research goal is to elucidate whether stress-related biological imprinting, through immune and epigenetic mechanisms, explain how health inequities from these conditions arise and produce disease risk across the life span. Read more here.


  • PhD in Epidemiology, 2003

    Columbia University