Kathryn Yount


Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health

Office: CNR Building 7029

Phone: 404-727-8511

Fax: 404-727-7532

Email: kyount@emory.edu


  • PhD in Social Demography., Johns Hopkins University, 1999
  • MA in Demography, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
  • BA in Political Science and French, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991


Kathryn Yount, PhD, is Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Sociology at Emory University. She is jointly appointed in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education as well as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A social and family demographer trained at Johns Hopkins University, she has more than 20 years of experience conducting large-scale, mixed-methods studies on women's and children's health, women’s empowerment, and gender-based violence in settings in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Dr. Yount has led or collaborated on more than 30 research grants from federal agencies (NIH, NSF, CDC), multilateral agencies (USAID, WHO, World Bank, UNDP), governments overseas (DfID), and private foundations (Mellon, Sloan, Qatar National Research Fund) and has authored more than 150 publications in top venues in the social sciences and public health.


social demography, public health, research methods

International social demography; public health research; gender; sociology of the family; life course studies; research methods