Audra Gollenberg

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Public Health

Henkel, 229


Faculty Member since 2010

I jointed the SU community in 2010 with the task of building a new undergraduate program in Public Health. It's been an exciting adventure, building roots in the Winchester community, meeting some talented and hardworking students, and sharing my love of Public Health with the next generation of leaders. Some memorable experiences from my first two years at SU: -Taking my First Year Seminar class in Maternal & Child Health to the March of Dimes March for Babies Event in October 2011-Planning a Global Experiential Learning Course including a 2-week immersion in Central America for May 2013-Working with several SU students to launch a pilot community nutrition study in the Shenandoah Valley

Assistant Professor of Public Health Audra Gollenberg, Ph.D., is passionate about helping her students develop as responsible public health professionals engaged in creating positive changes within their local communities and around the world. Public health serves to make changes, not just for individuals, but for millions of people, she said.


B.S. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstitutePh.D. Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Fields of Expertise

Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; psychosocial factors and environmental health

Professional Highlights

My colleagues and I are completing a study examining the association between maternal smoking exposure and hormonal changes in girls entering puberty. We were given an opportunity to present this work in the upcoming American Public Health Association meeting in October 2012 in San Francisco. We had recently published several papers in the Clinical Endocrinology journal highlighting population-based estimates of hormonal changes as girls progress through puberty.

Personal Highlights

My husband and I share our home with our 2-year-old daughter Gracie and two rescued border collie mixes. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and jogging together.