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Clinical Research Scholars (KL2) Program Visiting Professorship Seminar




Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. She is a member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research and the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health.


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 interests are in multidisciplinary collaborations, and the use of mixed methods and implementation science frameworks. She has expertise in developing and evaluating novel interventions, including those that leverage digital health technologies, for health information or service delivery.

Dr. Vasudevan has led or collaborated on studies funded by the:

  • National Institutes for Health
  • United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Dr. Vasudevan is a recipient of the Duke Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Research and Career Development Award. She received several honors including induction in the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health and the Triangle Global Health Consortium’s Ward Cates Emerging Leader in Global Health award.


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. She is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.


Dr. Vasudevan, a KL2 scholar with the Duke KL2 program, participates in the CTSA Visiting Professorship Program across KL2 institutional hubs to provide an opportunity for KL2 scholars to give lectures at participating institutions with the goal of enhancing trainee experience, sharing science across disciplines, networking, and encouraging new team science collaborations.

For questions, please contact Karla McCarthy at


Clinical Research Scholar (KL2) Website


April 22, 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Karla McCarthy