Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH


Titles and Roles

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Laney Graduate School, Emory University
Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs
Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Kimberly Jacob Arriola, PhD, MPH is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, and serves as executive associate dean for academic affairs in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Dr. Arriola also serves as dean of Laney Graduate School and is part of the Emory University Office of the Provost leadership team as vice provost for graduate affairs.

All of her work focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations and communities of color. For example, for the past 9 years she has served as principal investigator of an NIH-funded project that seeks to develop and test a culturally-sensitive organ and tissue donation intervention for African American adults. Additionally, she has served as co-investigator for two national multi-site studies that seek to evaluate new services for HIV-infected jail and prison inmates transitioning from the facility to the community. Dr. Arriola also teaches Research Methods to Masters' students and Health Promotion Interventions to doctoral students in her department.


Dr. Arriola earned a MA in 1996 and a PhD in 1998 from Northeastern University, both in Social Psychology, and she earned a MPH in 2001 from Emory University in Epidemiology.


Dr. Arriola's research interests include breast cancer education and treatment support for underserved women in Atlanta, HIV/AIDS among correctional populations, and organ and tissue donation among African Americans.


Dr. Arriola has published numerous journal articles and co-edited a book on the health of incarcerated women.

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Dr. Arriola is a recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014.

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