Laura M. Gaydos, PhD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control


Laura M. Gaydos, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management and deputy director for the Executive MPH Program at Rollins School of Public Health. As a leader in public health education, Dr. Gaydos focuses on innovative methods of instructional and curricular delivery, including the use of distance and hybrid methods to train workforce professionals and those outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Dr. Gaydos is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.


Dr. Gaydos received her PhD in Health Policy & Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Women’s and Children’s Center at Emory before joining the faculty at the Rollins School of Public Health.


Dr. Gaydos is a mixed-methods researcher with a focus on women’s, reproductive and maternal/child health issues.


Dr. Gaydos has published over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and commissioned works and has made dozens of public presentations on her work.

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