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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Kathryn  Yount


Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Behavioral Sciences/Health Ed.

Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Global Health

Dr. Kathryn Yount is Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health (2012) and Professor of Global Health and Sociology (2015) at Emory University. She has served as President of the University Senate and Chair of the University Faculty Council (2015), where she led the initiative to revise university-wide tenure and promotion guidelines. She has served on graduate scholarship committees for the Laney Graduate School and Provost-appointed committees to revise university policies on authorship, scholarship, and mentorship. She has chaired the Social Sciences Sub-committee of the University Research Committee. Dr. Yount’s research centers on the social determinants of women’s health, including social-norms and empowerment-based programs to reduce gender-based violence and health disparities in underserved populations. She has been funded continuously since 2002 from U.S. federal agencies, private foundations, and foreign agencies to work in parts of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and underserved communities in Atlanta. In 2016, Dr. Yount received the university-wide award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Center for Women at Emory. She serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Population Association of America (2018-2020).

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Contact Information

Rollins School of Public Health ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518 Clifton Road NE. Room 7029

Phone: (404) 727-8511

Fax: 404-727-4590



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Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Behavior and Health
  • Community Based Research
  • Global Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Women’s Health
  • Research Methods


  • BA 1991, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MSH 1994, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • PhD 1999, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Courses Taught

  • GH 559: Gender and Global Health
  • GH 585: Gender-Based Violence in GH


  • , , Violence in Childhood, Attitudes about Partner Violence, and Partner Violence Perpetration among Men in Vietnam. ., Annals of Epidemiology, ,
  • , , Women’s Empowerment and Generalized Anxiety in Minya, Egypt., Social Science and Medicine, ,
  • , , Women’s Relative Schooling Advantage and Intimate Partner Violence in Colombia, Violence against Women, ,
  • , , Effect of face-to-face interview versus computer-assisted self-interview on disclosure of intimate partner violence among African American women in WIC clinics. Journal of Interpersonal Violence., Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ,