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Rachael  Porter


Rachael Porter, MPH is a doctoral student in the Global Health & Development PhD program in the Hubert Department of Global Health. Her research interests include vaccine program developement, implementation, and vaccine policy, locally and globally. She is also interested in utilizing behavior change theory to better understand vaccine hesitancy and refusal, and its relationship to equity. She aims to examine the 'how' and 'why' of sustained vaccine programs, and employ mixed methods and implementation science frameworks to develop and implement sustainable and equitably vaccine delivery programs. 

Prior to coming to Emory for doctoral studies, she obtained an MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University, and BS in Bioengineering from Lehigh University. She most recently worked as a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Influenza Divison. 

Additional information about Rachael, including publications and current works, can be found on her LinkedIn and GoogleScholar pages.

Contact Information

Atlanta , GA


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Areas of Interest

  • Behavior and Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Communication
  • Health Policy
  • Immunizations/Vaccines
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Disease
  • Public Health Leadership


  • Master of Public Health 2017, Emory University
  • Bachelor of Science 2013, Lehigh University


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