Nicola  Hawley

Nicola Hawley

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Anthropology at the Yale School of Public Health

Dr Nicola Hawley is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Disease) and Anthropology at the Yale School of Public Health. Her expertise is in the etiology and prevention of obesity-related chronic disease in resource-limited settings. Her work focuses predominantly on Pacific Islander populations although she has ongoing projects in several global settings. Methodically, Dr. Hawley uses a life course approach in her work, using cross-sectional and cohort studies as well as randomized controlled trials to understand the causes of illness and the critical periods of susceptibility. She is a mixed-methods expert and an advocate for community engaged approaches to research, intervention, and development of health policy.