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Lavanya  Vasudevan

Associate Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Dr. Lavanya Vasudevan is an Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University. Dr. Vasudevan’s research aims to promote vaccination equity and decision-making globally, with a specific focus on resource-limited settings and populations experiencing health disparities. A key theme in her research is the development and evaluation of multi-level strategies that are linked to routine health and community settings for proactively and systematically communicating about vaccines. Dr. Vasudevan is also engaged in collaborative research to understand and mitigate the impact of information deficits on vaccination communication and decision-making. Dr. Vasudevan completed her doctoral training in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University and received a master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Vasudevan is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. 

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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Global Health
  • Immunizations/Vaccines
  • Implementation Science
  • Information Technology
  • Maternal and Child Health


  • Ph.D. 2009, Cornell University
  • M.P.H. 2012, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • B. Pharm. Sci. 2003, University of Mumbai

Courses Taught

  • GH 531: Quant.Methods1:Data Collection

Affiliations & Activities

Adjunct Faculty, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, NC