Dawn L. Comeau, PhD

Evaluation Director


Research Associate Professor

Faculty, Behavioral Sciences/Health Ed.


Dawn is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the RSPH at Emory University. She has experience and expertise in the field of women’s health and evaluation of public health and research training programs.  Currently, she is the Lead Evaluator for the Research Education, Training, & Career Development in the ACTSI (UL1TR000454, KL2TR000455, TL1TR000456).  Dr. Comeau is also the evaluator for the Ethiopia-Emory TB Research Training Program (D43 TW009127) and the Emory-Georgia TB Research Training Program (D43 D43TW007124). Her research and evaluation spans disciplines and methods such as surveys, in-depth interviews, focus groups, ethnography, observation, and case studies.  She manages formative­, process and outcome evaluations that measure program benchmarks and short- and long-term outcomes.  Previously, her research centered on HIV, substance use and neighborhood health including projects with the PI, Dr. Claire Sterk. She was awarded 2012 Teacher of the Year in the RSPH.  She mentors numerous professionals in the health sciences attaining their MPHs, MDs, MBAs, JDs, and PhDs.  Dr. Comeau consults on many governmental and nongovernmental projects that involve mixed methods evaluation research.