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Lisa P. Oakley, PhD, MPH

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

Division of Epidemiologic Research




Dr. Lisa Oakley is a behavioral scientist with research experience in maternal and child health and sexual and reproductive health disparities based on gender, race, age, and socioeconomic status. She studies the structural and contextual factors (e.g., changes in health systems, socioeconomics, incarceration, relationship context) and the individual characteristics that contribute to risky behaviors and disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and access to care among vulnerable and underserved populations. She also has an interest in and extensive experience with the management and analysis of complex quantitative data.

Through her role as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Oakley is expanding her expertise in epidemiology and infectious disease. In this capacity, she receives on-the-job training and mentoring from scientists within both the Department of Research & Evaluation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Areas of Focus

  • Maternal and child health
  • Infectious disease
  • Social epidemiology
  • Health equity


PhD, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
MPH, International Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon