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Laura  Mann


Laura M. Mann is a PhD candidate in epidemiology interested in HIV and STI prevention, infectious disease modeling, and reproductive health. Her dissertation research focuses on using mathematical models to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US HIV epidemic. Laura is a recipient of a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 predoctoral fellowship National Research Service Award.

Prior to Emory, Laura worked as an Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Laura was recruited to CDC through the US Presidential Management Fellowship and received the Distinguished Presidential Management Fellow award upon her fellowship graduation for her contributions toward strategy and modernization of public health surveillance. Before CDC and during her masters training, Laura worked at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Laura has a BS in biological sciences with a concentration in physiology & neurobiology from the University of Maryland and an MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.

Laura has served as a teaching assistant for the following RSPH courses:

  • EPI 530 Epidemiologic Methods I
  • EPI 550 Epidemiologic Methods II
  • EPI 570 Infectious Disease Dynamics: Theories and Models
  • EPI 746 Reproductive Epidemiology
  • EPI 516 Translating Epidemiology for Decision Making: Issues in Women’s Health 

Contact Information

Atlanta , GA


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Areas of Interest

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Infectious Disease Dynamics
  • Modeling
  • Network Science
  • Reproductive Health


  • BS 2012, University of Maryland
  • MPH 2015, Columbia University

Affiliations & Activities

Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
Member, International AIDS Society