Emily Meredith D'Agostino
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Emily D'Agostino, DrPH, MS, MEd, MA, is a community-engaged epidemiologist specializing in health disparities related to place. Her research expertise lies in partnering with community organizations to examine structural and social factors that reduce obesity disparities and promote physical activity and fitness. She also specializes in expanding epidemiology education to high school and undergraduate students, and incorporating contemporary teaching and learning practices into epidemiology instruction at all levels. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Duke University in Orthopaedic Surgery. She also provides research oversight for the Miami-Dade County Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, the third largest county park system in the nation, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's NYC FITNESSGRAM co-managed by the New York City Department of Education. She received her doctorate in Epidemiology from the City University of New York's Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. She also holds master's degrees in Science Education, Educational Leadership, and Museum Education.

Current Research Interests

Place-based health disparities; Youth physical activity, fitness, and obesity; Transportation equity; Reducing youth health disparities; Park-based programs; Promoting youth resilience; Collaborating with community organizations to promote youth health; Epidemiology education.

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