Euna M. August, PhD, MPH, is an evaluation fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is assigned to the Division of Reproductive Health of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Atlanta. Under the mentorship of the CDC’s chief evaluation officer, she is charged with developing and conducting program evaluations and research studies.
A native of Baton Rouge, Dr. August has more than 15 years of public health experience in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, perinatal health, health disparities, and global health. As a doctoral student at the University of South Florida, she worked as a research coordinator with the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers & Babies and the College of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Additionally, she conducted research with the Florida Prevention Research Center, the Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence, and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, as well as taught multiple undergraduate level public health courses.
Prior to arriving at USF, Dr. August served as the executive director of the Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, a nonprofit organization based in New Orleans. In this capacity, she led and created programs and activities to address sexual and reproductive health disparities among women and youth of color.
A self-proclaimed foodie with eclectic music tastes, August enjoys salsa and traveling to new places. “I’m always up for a challenge and am excited to learn about and explore all that Atlanta has to offer.”
Dr. August doesn’t have a particular dream job, but she does aspire to obtain a leadership position conducting research and evaluation projects. Ideally, she’ll work in the area of sexual and reproductive health, both in the US and abroad.
Given Dr. August’s successful track record, it’s only a matter of time before her aspirations are realized.
Dr. Euna August earned her doctor of philosophy in community and family health from the USF College of Public Health.