James Madison University
PHOTO: Laura K. Merrell

Dr. Laura K. Merrell

Asistant Professor

  • Office: HBS 2062
  • Phone: 540-568-4167
  • Email: merrellk@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4301
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Community and Family Health (Public Health), University of South Florida
  • M.P.H., University of South Florida
  • B.A., Political Science and Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching Area

  • Epidemiology
  • Chronic Health and Disability


  • Health Literacy
  • Health Behavior
  • Oral Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Oral Health
  • Global Health


  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Reading
  • Travelling
  • Team trivia


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