Shanta R. Dube

Shanta R. Dube, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Shanta R. Dube, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University (GSU). Dr. Dube received her BS in Microbiology and BA in Music from University of Maryland, College Park, MPH in Epidemiology from The George Washington University, and PhD in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia. 

From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Dube  served as one of the early research investigators on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Her research focused on the long-term impact of childhood traumatic stress on behavioral and health outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. Her research has also focused on the contribution of domestic violence and related childhood adversities on mental health and substance use in adolescence and adulthood. From 2007-2013, Dr. Dube was Lead Health Scientist in the Office on Smoking and Health, CDC where she provided oversight on tobacco research, surveillance, and evaluation efforts. While in the Office on Smoking Health, she made key contributions, which included the first report on smoking and mental illness at the national and state levels, introduction of electronic cigarette surveillance and monitoring, and leadership on CDC-FDA collaborations for surveillance programs. She also focused on populations that experience tobacco related disparities, such as persons with low levels of education, persons with mental illness, and American Indian/Alaska Native population.

Dr. Dube joined Georgia State University in 2014. Her current work focuses on educating the public about the science of childhood adversity and health and the use of evidence-based Integrative Health approaches for healing and resilience. She has developed a training curriculum titled, “The Why and How of Trauma-Informed Care”, that utilizes her published framework outlining a 2-generational, 3-level prevention approach for addressing ACEs. Dr. Dube serves as Associate Editor for Child Abuse & Neglect and is currently on the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Policy Committee.  She is nationally and internationally recognized for her research, which includes over 100 publications and reports, some of which were recognized and awarded by CDC for scientific excellence. As a member with the Georgia Chapter of CDVA, Dr. Dube will bring her expertise to help educate on the multi-generational long-term consequences of domestic violence, with a focus on enhancing healing, recovery, and resiliency among adults.

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