Kayoko Shioda, PhD, DVM, MPH Hear my name
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

PhD, Yale University
DVM, University of Tokyo
MPH, Emory University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and veterinarian working at the intersection of global health, One Health, vaccine epidemiology, and Bayesian statistics. My research integrates veterinary medicine, epidemiological methods, mathematical modeling, and Bayesian statistics to tackle issues in infectious disease epidemiology, with two major foci: 1) One Health with climate change and 2) vaccine epidemiology. The overall objective that guides my One Health research is to propose climate-resilient measures to control zoonotic pathogens based on a better understanding of the transmission dynamics among/between humans, animals, the environment, and climate factors in resource-limited settings. For vaccine epidemiology, I aim to inform vaccine policy by developing novel analytic methods for intervention evaluation, especially in resource-limited settings where public health data often have various challenges that make it difficult to draw reliable conclusions. Through my research projects, I have had the privilege of working with local, state, federal, and international organizations as well as =30 countries in my career.

I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2012, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA in 2014, and PhD in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale University, New Haven, CT in 2020.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Advancing health equity as well as empowering underrepresented students and community members is central to my academic research, teaching, and mentoring. I strongly believe that universities have an immense potential to provide life-changing opportunities to students, especially for those from underrepresented groups. It is my strongest passion to promote and sustain diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in academia so that future generations with any background can be empowered and thrive through higher education, which will ultimately benefit societies, above and beyond education.

IHBEM: Modeling the Impact of Behavioral Feedback on the Transmission of Acute Infectious Diseases
10/01/2023 - 09/30/2025 (PI)
National Science Foundation


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  1. Prunas O, Shioda K, Toscano CM, Bastias M, Valenzuela-Bravo MT, Diaz Tito J, Warren JL, Weinberger DM, de Oliveira LH. Estimated population-level impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines against all-cause pneumonia mortality among unvaccinated age groups in five Latin American countries. J Infect Dis. 2024 Mar 19. PMID: 38502711
  2. Shioda K, Breskin A, Harati P, Chamberlain AT, Komura T, Lopman BA, Rogawski McQuade ET. Comparative effectiveness of alternative intervals between first and second doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Nat Commun. 2024 Feb 09; 15(1):1214. PMID: 38331890; PMCID: PMC10853518; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-45334-8;
  3. Sanchez T, Hall E, Siegler AJ, Prakash-Asrani R, Bradley H, Fahimi M, Lopman B, Luisi N, Nelson KN, Sailey C, Shioda K, Valentine-Graves M, Sullivan PS. Prevalence of COVID-19 Mitigation Behaviors in US Adults (August-December 2020): Nationwide Household Probability Survey. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2023 Dec 06; 9:e37102. PMID: 38055314; PMCID: PMC10702689; DOI: 10.2196/37102;
  4. Shioda K, Brouwer AF, Lamar F, Mucache HN, Levy K, Freeman MC. Opportunities to Interrupt Transmission of Enteropathogens of Poultry Origin in Maputo, Mozambique: A Transmission Model Analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2023 Nov; 131(11):117004. PMID: 37910131; PMCID: PMC10619637; DOI: 10.1289/EHP12314;
  5. Shioda K. Tackling covid-19 variants. BMJ. 2023 Jul 14; 382:p1603. PMID: 37451814
  6. Luisi N, Sullivan PS, Sanchez T, Bradley H, Fahimi M, Shioda K, Nelson KN, Lopman BA, Siegler AJ. Use of COVIDTests.gov At-Home Test Kits Among Adults in a National Household Probability Sample - United States, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023 Apr 21; 72(16):445-449. PMID: 37079516; PMCID: PMC10121268; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7216a6;
  7. Shioda K, Chen Y, Collins MH, Lopman BA. Population-Level Relative Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccines and the Contribution of Naturally Acquired Immunity. J Infect Dis. 2023 Mar 28; 227(6):773-779. PMID: 36548463; PMCID: PMC10226727; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac483;
  8. Nelson KN, Siegler AJ, Sullivan PS, Bradley H, Hall E, Luisi N, Hipp-Ramsey P, Sanchez T, Shioda K, Lopman BA. Nationally representative social contact patterns among U.S. adults, August 2020-April 2021. Epidemics. 2022 Sep; 40:100605. PMID: 35810698; PMCID: PMC9242729; DOI: 10.1016/j.epidem.2022.100605;
  9. Sullivan PS, Siegler AJ, Shioda K, Hall EW, Bradley H, Sanchez T, Luisi N, Valentine-Graves M, Nelson KN, Fahimi M, Kamali A, Sailey C, Lopman BA. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cumulative Incidence, United States, August 2020-December 2020. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 09; 74(7):1141-1150. PMID: 34245245; PMCID: PMC8406864; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab626;
  10. Shioda K, Lopman B. How to interpret the total number of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Lancet. 2022 Jun 25; 399(10344):2326-2327. PMID: 35405083; PMCID: PMC8993169; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00629-8;
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2023 United Japanese researchers Around the world (UJA): UJA Research Paper Award
2022 Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Embassy of Poland : The 1st Marie Sklodowska Curie Award (Inspiration Prize)
2018 Yale School of Public Health: Teaching Fellow Award
2018 Japan Society for Promotion of Science and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings: 68th Lindau-Nobel Laureate Meeting
2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Larry J. Anderson Award for Outstanding Public Health Science
2016 CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases : Honor Award Certificate for the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, 2014-2015
2015 CDC Division of Viral Diseases: CDC Division of Viral Diseases Seminar Presentation Award
2015 CDC Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch: CDC Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch Award 2015
2014-2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Professional Excellence and Outstanding Service
2014 Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University: Outstanding Practicum Award
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