Aubrey Madkour    

Aubrey S. Madkour, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1127
Fax: (504) 988-3540

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
  • Adolescent dating violence
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Social determinants of health
  • Social epidemiology


Educational Background:

  • PhD, Maternal and Child Health - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, Social Services Administration - University of Chicago
  • BS, Human Development and Psychological Services - Northwestern University


Personal Statement:

I am an Assistant Professor in the Maternal and Child Health section. I teach a masters-level course in Adolescent Health (GCHB 6470) and a doctoral-level course in Social Determinants of Health (GCHB 8750). I have background and experience in providing direct counseling services to youths in hospitals and community settings, conducting health services research, analyzing large secondary datasets, and conducting community-based qualitative research with youth. My areas of expertise are adolescent and young adult (AYA) development, AYA substance use, AYA partner violence, AYA sexual behavior, and social epidemiology. Current projects include a quantitative analysis of PSID data to investigate contextual influences on developmental trajectories of binge alcohol use in the transition to young adulthood; a qualitative project examining the reasons for heroin use initiation among New Orleans youth; and an RCT of an online teen pregnancy prevention program targeted to 18-19 year old African American young women in New Orleans.


Selected Publications:

View Dr. Madkour's publications at her NCBI profile page.


Courses Taught:




Professional Achievements:

  • 2010-present Faculty Fellow, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2010-2012 NIH Loan Repayment Program Recipient, National Institutes of Health
  • 2009 Student Research Award, American Public Health Association Epidemiology Section
  • 2009 Theta Chapter Induction, Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Susan P. Baker Research Paper Prize, Injury Prevention Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Travel Grant, The Graduate School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2006-2009 Population Health Traineeship (NICHD T32 NRSA), Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2006 NIH Summer Intramural Traineeship, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
  • 2005-2006 MCH Epidemiology Traineeship (NICHD T32 NRSA), Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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