Emily Harville    

Emily Harville, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7327
Fax: (504) 988-1568

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests:

Pregnancy epidemiology; measurement of stress; epidemiologic methods


Educational Background:

  • BA, Biology, Oberlin College, 1998
  • MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 2002
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 2005

Professional Achievements:

  • Small Project Assistance grant, U. S. Peace Corps, 1999
  • Julie Gatewood Latané residential and senior fellow, Latané Center for Human Science, 2000-2004
  • Smith Dissertation Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2004
  • Royster Society of Fellows, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2000-2005
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences, 2000-2005
  • Michael McMahon Young Investigator Award, UNC Center for Women's Health Research, 2005
  • Award for promise in research, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 2005-2006

Selected Publications:

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


Personal Statement:

My focus is reproductive epidemiology. Within that, I work on projects about mechanisms of health disparities: ways that the body might react to social realities or perceptions to negatively affect pregnancy. I look at aspects of psychological stress and how they affect reproductive health, particularly pregnancy and low birth weight. I have been working on projects to follow up the effects of Katrina on pregnant women and their infants. I am also interested in ways to measure stress, methods for studying reproductive epidemiology, and oral clefts.

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Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809