Dr. Robert A. Bednarczyk is Associate Professor of the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, and is a faculty member of the Emory Vaccine Center and the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control Program.  He attended graduate school at the University of Albany to study epidemiology, where he earned his master’s degree and PhD.  He works across the spectrum of vaccine acceptance, hesitance and delivery implementation, both domestically and internationally.  His work ranges from qualitative research to quantitative data analysis to intervention development and evaluation, all in service of improving vaccine acceptance. 


  • Member, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Member, Cancer Prevention and Control, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • Member, National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, and former Lead of the Roundtable Best Practices Task Group
  • Member, HPV Cancer Free GA, the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium HPV Working Group
  • Co-Investigator, Ready Vax App Extension Project, part of the Emory PERRC Translation and Dissemination Initiative


    • Strategies to address adolescent and adult vaccine hesitancy
    • Designing qualitative research studies to increase vaccine acceptance
    • Utilizing vaccines for cancer prevention
    • Improving sexual health behaviors
    • Pathogens: HPV, influenza, COVID-19


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