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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Cari Jo  Clark

Associate Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Faculty, Executive MPH

Jointly Appointed, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

Cari Jo Clark, Sc.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Clark has training in anthropology from the University of Kansas, where she received the Betty Wahlstedt Award for Academic Excellence in the Liberal Arts and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Clark received her Master of Public Health and Doctorate of Science with a global health emphasis at Yale and Harvard, respectively. While at Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Clark received a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant and completed her dissertation research in Jordan as a Fulbright Recipient.

Dr. Clark's research is focused on the health effects of exposure to child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, the measurement of violence and its associated norms, and the design and evaluation of primary and secondary prevention strategies. Dr. Clark has recently completed a project on a Jordanian university campus to measure sexual harassment as well as an examination of  norms and behavior change diffusion as a follow-up to a randomized trial of a social and behavior change intervention designed to prevent intimate partner violence in Nepal. She is currently involved in three ongoing evaluations in Nepal to investigate the impact of a social norms and community engagement intervention on child marriage; the impact of an education intervention on girls’ capability development and school retention; and the impact of a social norms and justice focused intervention on women’s help-seeking for IPV and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV). She has published 82 manuscripts, book chapters, and working papers, which have appeared in journals such as The Lancet, Pediatrics, and Social Science and Medicine.

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518-002-7BB (SPH: Global Health)

Phone: 404-727-8898

Fax: 404-727-4590


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Areas of Interest

  • Global Health
  • Injury & Violence Prevention
  • Reproductive Health
  • Women’s Health


  • BA 1996, University of Kansas
  • MPH 1999, Yale School of Public Health
  • ScD 2005, Harvard School of Public Health

Courses Taught

  • GH 500D: Addressing Key Iss Global Hlth


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