Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
2200 West Main Street, Suite 600 Room 606, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 613-1423

Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the Global Health Institute at Duke University. Additionally, Dr. Vasudevan holds the title of faculty affiliate at the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke. Dr. Vasudevan completed her doctoral studies in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology from Cornell University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently received a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. She is currently a Duke Clinical and Translational Sciences KL2 Research and Career Development Award Scholar. She has received several awards and 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. 



Education and Training

  • Cornell University, Ph.D. 2008
  • Cornell University, Ph.D. 2009
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, M.P.H. 2012


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Vasudevan L, Ostermann J, Moses SM, Ngadaya E, Mfinanga SG. Patterns of Mobile Phone Ownership and Use Among Pregnant Women in Southern Tanzania: Cross-Sectional Survey. Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth. 2020 Apr 8;8(4):e17122.

Labrique A, Vasudevan L, Mehl G, Rosskam E, Hyder AA. Digital Health and Health Systems of the Future. Global Health, Science and Practice. 2018 Oct 10;6(Suppl 1):S1-S4. PubMed Central PMCID: 30305334.

Labrique A, Vasudevan L, Weiss W, Wilson K. Establishing Standards to Evaluate the Impact of Integrating Digital Health into Health Systems. Global Health, Science and Practice. 2018 Oct 10;6(Suppl 1):S5-S17. PubMed Central PMCID: 30305335.

Orton M, Agarwal S, Muhoza P, Vasudevan L, Vu A. Strengthening Delivery of Health Services Using Digital Devices. Global Health, Science and Practice. 2018 Oct 10;6(Suppl 1):S61-S71. PubMed Central PMCID: 30305340.

Rivenbark J, Martyn L, Whetten K, Vasudevan L. A survey of healthcare-seeking practices and related stigma among community- and street-based children in Cambodia. International health. 2018 May;10(3):211-213. PubMed PMID: 29506218.

Agarwal S, Vasudevan L, Tamrat T, Glenton C, Lewin S, Bergman H, Henschke N, Mehl GL, Fønhus MS. Digital tracking, provider decision support systems, and targeted client communication via mobile devices to improve primary health care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018 Jan 18;2018(1).

Vasudevan L, Ghoshal S, Labrique AB. mHealth and its role in disease surveillance. In: Disease Surveillance: Technological Contributions to Global Health Security. 2016 Apr 27. p. 131-138.