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Suzanne Lee Pollard, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Chronic lung disease epidemiology; implementation science; mixed methods research; global health; building local capacity for public health research and training in LMICs more


Dr. Suzanne Pollard is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on pulmonary and critical care medicine.

She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and earned her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2015)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (Virginia) (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

My research is focused on the epidemiology of chronic lung diseases in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the implementation of interventions for improving chronic respiratory disease outcomes in these settings. My research interests are chronic lung disease epidemiology, implementation science, mixed methods research, global health, and building local capacity for public health research and training in LMICs.

Selected Publications

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Pollard SL, Williams DL, Breysse PN, Baron PA, Grajeda LM, Gilman RH, Miranda JJ, Checkley W. A cross-sectional study of determinants of indoor environmental exposures and associated cardiopulmonary outcomes in households with and without chronic exposure to biomass fuel smoke. Environ Health 2014 Mar 24;13(1):21

Pollard SL, Zachary DA, Wingert K, Booker SS, Surkan PJ. Family and community influence on diabetes-related dietary change in a low-income, urban neighborhood. Diabetes Educator 2014 Jul/Aug;40(4)

Pollard SL, Malpica T, Friberg I, Fischer-Walker C, Ashraf S, Walker N. Estimating the herd immunity effect of rotavirus vaccine. Vaccine 2015 July, 33(32): 3795-3800

Pollard SL, Lima JJ, Mougey E, Romero K, Tarazona-Meza C, Tomaino K, Malpartida G, Hansel NN, Checkley W. Associations between serum 25(OH)D concentrations and prevalent asthma among children living in communities with differing levels of urbanization. Asthma Research and Practice 2017; 3(1): 5

Pollard SL, Williams K, Brown C, Winiker A, Puzzolo E, Tarazona-Meza CE, Grigsby M, Chiang M, Checkley W. An evaluation of the Fondo de Inclusión Social Energético program to promote access to liquefied petroleum gas in resource-poor communities of Peru. Energy for Sustain Dev 2018 Oct; 46: 82-93.

Activities & Honors


  • Fogarty Global Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, UJMT Fogarty Global Health Consortium, 2015
  • Fogarty Global Health Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UJMT Fogarty Global Health Consortium, 2013
  • Best Paper Award, SAAPHI/Black Caucus of Health Workers Symposium, American Public Health Association, 2013
  • Delta Omega Honors Society, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins University, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Chapter of Virginia, University of Virginia, 2008

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Hopkins, local developer seek to make cooking safer for rural communities, The Baltimore Sun, July 9, 2014

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