Paula M Frew, PhD, MA, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Biography

Education

  • Harvard Medical School, Clinical Scholars Research Program (postgraduate training)
  • PhD, University of Georgia, College of Public Health
  • MA, San Diego State University
  • MPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • BA, University of California at San Diego

Honors and Awards

  • Society for Prevention Research (SPR) "John C. Reid Early Career Award," 2015
  • American Public Health Association Early Career Award (Health Promotion and Health Education section), 2014
  • Georgia Public Health Association “Al Dohany Award for Community Service,” 2014
  • Emory Office of Community Partnerships “Community-Engaged Faculty Fellow” Award, 2012-2014
  • Gerald A. Ludd Lifetime Award for Excellence in Support of HIV/AIDS and Community Service (2009) - National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities

Research

My research agenda focuses on addressing health disparities arising from structural, social, and other health determinants to promote population health and well-being among disproportionately impacted and hard-to-reach populations. Through community-based translational research, I focus on infectious disease prevention and treatment for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, influenza, pertussis, and vaccine-preventable illnesses in highly affected communities. The results from my research have been the development and implementation of novel and highly relevant interventions that surmount persistent, as well as emerging, barriers to health.

  • Principal Investigator, Department of Health and Human Services/National Vaccine Program Office, “Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Confidence and Hesitancy to Foster Informed Vaccine Decision Making.” (2016-2018)
  • Principal Investigator, GILEAD Sciences, “FOCUS Partnership for HIV and HCV Screening” (2016-2017)
  • Principal Investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Research Support Services, “Local Area Effectiveness Project” (2015-2017)
  • Principal Investigator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Research Support Services, “Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to HIV prevention for Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)” (2014-2016)
  • Principal Investigator, NIH/NIAID (CFAR03), (2015-2017)
  • Principal Investigator, NIH/NIA, Delivering a Dose of Hope: A Faith-Based Program to Increase Older African Americans Participation in Clinical Research (2012-2015)
  • Principal Investigator, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Research Support Solutions, Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for persons living with HIV (2013 - 2015)
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of National AIDS Fund Special Initiatives (Southern REACH and Gulf Coast HIV/AIDS Fund) (2009-2011)
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Women at risk for HIV seroincidence estimation study (2008-2011)
  • Co-Investigator, Brothers Study (Black MSM feasibility study) (2008-2011)
  • Co-Investigator, HIV vaccine and microbicide studies (Emory Clinical Trials Network) (2008-2013)

Publications

Please visit PubMed for a full list of Dr. Frew's publications.

Teaching