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Lavanya Vasudevan

Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute
2200 West Main Street, Suite 600 Room 606, Durham, NC 27705
Office hours By appointment.  


Lavanya Vasudevan is an adjunct associate professor at the Global Health Institute at Duke University. Her research focuses on studying the timeliness of vaccinations, identifying vaccination barriers, and understanding the role of misinformation in driving vaccine hesitancy. In addition, she works on developing and evaluating novel interventions, including those that leverage digital health technologies, for health information or service delivery. In her research, Dr. Vasudevan seeks to study and alleviate the complex challenges with vaccination delivery and uptake in low resource settings and in populations experiencing health disparities. In the context of these challenges, Dr. Vasudevan is interested in the use of multidisciplinary collaborations, mixed methods and implementation science frameworks. Dr. Vasudevan completed her doctoral training in molecular biology and genetics at Cornell University and received her Master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Vasudevan is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health · 2022 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health · 2012 M.P.H.
Cornell University · 2009 Ph.D.