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Silke  von Esenwein

Assistant Research Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Health Policy and Management

Dr. von Esenwein is a health services researcher with extensive experience evaluating the processes and outcomes of innovative program development and implementation. Her research and programmatic interests include new approaches to improve access and quality in healthcare, improving physical health and healthcare among persons with serious mental disorders and other underserved populations, and women's reproductive health policy. 

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd, NE Ste 646 ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

Mailstop : 1518-002-6AA

Phone: 404-712-8525

Fax: 404-712-9198


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Areas of Interest

  • Community Based Research
  • Evaluation
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Public Health Policy
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research Methods
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Sexual Health/Behavior
  • Women’s Health


  • PhD 2004, Emory University
  • MA 2000, Emory University
  • BS 1998, University of Massachusetts

Courses Taught

  • BSHES 590: Capstone Seminar
  • BSHES 596: Maternal Child Health
  • BSHES 596L: MCH Foundations Lab
  • EPI 596: Maternal Child Health
  • EPI 596L: MCH Foundations Lab
  • GH 596: Maternal Child Health
  • GH 596L: MCH Foundations Lab
  • HPM 534: Grant Writing for Public Hlth
  • HPM 596: Maternal Child Health
  • HPM 596L: MCH Foundations Lab

Affiliations & Activities

Board Member at Postpartum Support International, GA chapter

Fellow, Woodruff Health Educators Academy Teaching Fellowship

Member, Georgia's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Steering Committee