Emily Meredith D'Agostino, DrPH, MEd, MA

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Box 104006 DUMC, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-2898

Emily D'Agostino, DrPH, MS, MEd, MA, is a pediatric cardiovascular epidemiologist specializing in community-based interventions. Her research expertise lies in partnering with community organizations to examine structural and social factors that promote youth 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 Family Medicine and Community Health. 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. 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.

Education and Training

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


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D’Agostino EM, Patel HH, Hansen E, Mathew MS, Messiah SE. Longitudinal Effects of Transportation Vulnerability on the Association Between Racial/Ethnic Segregation and Youth Cardiovascular Health. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2020 Sep 2;
D’Agostino E, Skinner AC. Critically evaluating youth BMI trajectories: Implications for health versus stigma. American Journal of Public Health. 2020 Aug 15;
Day SE, D’Agostino EM, Huang TT-K, Larkin M, Harr L, Konty KJ. Continued Decline in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence Among New York City Public School Youth in Grades K-8: 2011-2017. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Mar;28(3):638–46.
D’Agostino E, Frazier SL, Hansen E, Nardi MI, Messiah SE. Association of a Park-Based Violence Prevention and Mental Health Promotion After-School Program With Youth Arrest Rates. Jama Netw Open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1919996.
D’Agostino EM, Hlaing WM, Stark JH. Teaching on the Continuum: Epidemiology Education From High School Through Graduate School.. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Jun 1;188(6):979–86.
D’Agostino EM, Frazier SL, Hansen E, Patel HH, Ahmed Z, Okeke D, et al. Two-Year Changes in Neighborhood Juvenile Arrests After Implementation of a Park-Based Afterschool Mental Health Promotion Program in Miami–Dade County, Florida, 2015–2017. American Journal of Public Health. 2019 Jun;109(S3):S214–20.
Cromer KD, D’Agostino EM, Hansen E, Alfonso C, Frazier SL. After-school poly-strengths programming for urban teens at high risk for violence exposure. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2019 May 16;9(3):541–8.