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Emily Meredith D'Agostino

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, Occupational Therapy
311 Trent Dr., 2nd FL, Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division, Durham, NC 27710


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 Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery · 2021 - Present Orthopaedic Surgery, Occupational Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2020 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2023 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

City University of New York · 2016 DrPH
City College of New York · 2005 M.Ed.
New York University · 2004 M.A.