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2020 Scholars

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH


Assistant Professor
Duke University

Lavanya Vasudevan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. Vasudevan’s goal is to reduce avoidable maternal and child deaths globally by promoting uptake of preventive interventions such as vaccinations. Her core research leverages qualitative and quantitative methods to identify reasons for under-immunization and develop novel strategies to promote vaccine uptake. She is particularly interested in reducing delays in vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy. Vasudevan completed her doctoral studies in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently received a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.