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Kristin  Wall

Associate Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

After obtaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2006, Dr. Wall sought advanced training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University. Her research agenda aims to advance evidence-based decision-making to improve STI prevention and reproductive health for women and couples by exploring effective and cost-effective strategies both domestically and in limited-resource settings. Dr. Wall completed an NIH K01 award (2016-2020) to explore optimal HIV program resource allocations in Zambia. She was principal investigator on a Gates Grand Challenge Exploration Award (2016-2018) to design and pilot test an intervention to increase post-partum intrauterine device uptake in Rwanda and a Woodruff Health Sciences Synergy Award to develop and pilot an intervention to increase post-abortion contraception uptake in Atlanta, Georgia, which led to a NICHD-funded R01 to expand that intervention. She has been a co-investigator on several international and domestic grants to promote and integrate couples’ HIV testing with family planning services; promote effective contraception for prevention of unplanned pregnancy and perinatal HIV transmission; optimize STI prevention for key populations (discordant couples, sex workers, and men who have sex with men); and use technology to improve data quality and patient safety in clinical trials. Dr. Wall has lead costing analyses on NIH and CDC grants. She collaborates with the Emory-based Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group; Programs, Research, and Innovation in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM) Group; and the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Additionally, she teaches epidemiological methods to students from a range of educational levels and has successfully mentored and co-mentored over 50 MPH, PhD, junior faculty, and grant trainees in several countries on research and analysis methods, scholarship, and publication and dissemination of results. 

Research areas: HIV/STI prevention, family planning, maternal-child health, social determinants of health, cost-effectiveness, resource allocation, epidemiological methods, implementation science

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9088

Fax: 404-727-8737


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Areas of Interest

  • Cost Effective Analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research Methods
  • Sexual Health/Behavior
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Women’s Health


  • Ph.D. 2012, Emory University
  • M.S. 2008, The University of Texas Health Center
  • B.S. 2006, The University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

  • EPI 798R: Pre-candidacy Research
  • EPI 540: Epidemiologic Methods II