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Laurie  Gaydos

Teaching Professor


Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Faculty, Executive MPH

Jointly Appointed, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Dr. Gaydos is a highly-respected researcher and educator in Public Health, serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management and the Deputy Director for the Executive MPH Program at the Rollins School of Public Health.  Dr. Gaydos received her undergraduate degree in Public Policy from Brown University and her PhD in Health Policy & Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Women’s and Children’s Center at Emory before joining the faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health in 2007.

As a leader in public health education, Dr. Gaydos focuses on innovative methods of instructional and curricular delivery, including the use of distance and hybrid methods to train workforce professionals and those outside of the traditional classroom setting.  On the research side, Dr. Gaydos is a mixed-methods researcher with a focus on women’s, reproductive and maternal/child health issues.  Dr. Gaydos has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and commissioned works and has made dozens of public presentations on her work.

Dr. Gaydos has received numerous awards for her work, including the Noah Krieger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Public Policy, The Delta Omega Professional Development Award, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the McMahon Young Investigator’s Award from The Center for Women’s Health Research, and a STAR (Science Translated to Action and Results) award.

Dr. Gaydos also prioritizes service as a central tenant of her work, sitting on numerous community advisory boards and committees for the Rollins School of Public Health and Emory University.  Further, she is an active reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed women’s health and maternal/child health journals.

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-6554

Fax: 404-727-9198


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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy
  • HPV-Related Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Sexual Health/Behavior


  • PhD 2004, UNC Chapel Hill
  • BA 1998, Brown University

Courses Taught

  • PRS 533D: Qual. Analysis & Mixed Methods
  • PUBH 502D: EMPH PH Prof. Development
  • RES 999PUBH: Graduate Residence Full-Time
  • PRS 597D: Directed Study
  • PRS 502D: EMPH Thesis Seminar

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