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Robert  Merritt

Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Health Policy and Management

Robert Merritt is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, Emory University and The University of the South (Sewanee) where he received academic training in sociology & anthropology, medical sociology, public health, and research methods & statistics.  His research career has spanned over 30 years with positions at the Smithsonian Institution (SI), Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  He is currently working as a health scientist in the Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) at CDC. 

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 770-488-5185


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Areas of Interest

  • Behavior and Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Research
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Public Health Practice
  • Smoking Prevention/Cessation
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Epidemiology


  • BA 1987, Washington & Lee University
  • MA 1991, Emory University
  • Certificate 2001, The University of the South (Sewanee)

Courses Taught

  • HPM 500: Intro To US Health Care System

Affiliations & Activities

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Fellow, American Heart Association (AHA)

  • Council on Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Stroke Council

National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention