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Robert  Bednarczyk

Assoc Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Robert Bednarczyk's primary appointment is in the Hubert Department of Global Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology. His work on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has led to his affiliations with both the Emory Vaccine Center and the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the Winship Cancer Institute. Originally trained as a biochemist, he worked as a chemist and a laboratory systems validation specialist for seven years before going to graduate school to study epidemiology. His research focus is on adolescent and adult vaccination, particularly in addressing issues of vaccine hesitancy around HPV vaccination. He has extensive experience working with large databases (e.g. managed care organization data; National Immunization Survey data) and also conducts qualitative research to provide a framework for developing and evaluating interventions to increase vaccine acceptance. 

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

CNR 7019


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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Public Health Practice
  • Sexual Health/Behavior
  • Vaccines


  • PhD 2010, University at Albany, SUNY
  • MS 2006, University at Albany, SUNY
  • BS 1997, Lebanon Valley College

Courses Taught

  • GH 542: Evidence-Based Strategic Plan
  • GH 544: Field Trials&Intervention Stud
  • GH 584: Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • GH 571: Vaccines&VACC-Preventable Dis.
  • GH 564: Intl Infectious Diseases
  • GH 598: Capstone Seminar


  • , , Association between vaccine refusal and vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States: A review of measles and pertussis, JAMA , ,
  • , , Estimating the number of measles-susceptible children and adolescents in the United States using the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), American Journal of Epidemiology, ,
  • , , Health disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine coverage: Trends analysis from NIS-Teen, 2008-2011, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58, 238-41
  • , , Attitudes and knowledge of Georgian physicians regarding cervical cancer prevention, 2010, International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 121, 224-8
  • , , Safety of influenza immunization during pregnancy for the fetus and the neonate, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 207(3 Suppl), S38-46
  • , , Sexual activity-related outcomes following human papillomavirus vaccination of 11- to 12-year-olds, Pediatrics, 130, 798-805
  • , , Vaccination policies and rates of exemption from immunization, 2005-2011, New England Journal of Medicine, 367, 1170-1