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Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Rita  Noonan


Affiliate, Executive MPH

Dr. Rita Noonan, PhD, is the leader of the Health Systems and Trauma Systems Branch in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, where both Rx drug overdose and traumatic brain injury prevention activities reside. Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Noonan worked as a sociology and women’s studies professor at the University of Iowa. In this capacity she conducted research in Latin America on the global debt crisis, gender, social movements, and health outcomes. Dr. Noonan has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship and a MacArthur Fellowship. Dr. Noonan received her doctoral degree in sociology from Indiana University in 1998.

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Courses Taught

  • BSHE 504D: Soc Behavior In Public Health


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