Carolyn Audet, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Policy
Office Address
2525 West End Ave
Room / Suite
(615) 343-2418

Global Health, Couple-based HIV care and treatment, Health Care Extenders, Health Care Delivery Models


Dr. Audet is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and the Institute for Global Health at Vanderbilt University and an Honorary Associate Professor at MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, at University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dr. Audet’s focuses on three main lines of research: 1) male partner engagement in HIV care and treatment of their pregnant wives/partners to increase uptake of testing and treatment while promoting empathy and support, 2) collaboration with traditional healers and traditional birth attendants to increase testing, linkage, and treatment adherence among people living with HIV, and 3) evaluation of comprehensive community-based programs designed to increase treatment uptake among those with substance use disorder.  

Dr. Audet is the PI on a K01 (2015-2020), an R34 (2021-2024) and an R01 (2017-2022) from NIMH, an R21 (2020-2022) from NIAID, and several Bureau of Justice grants in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She received her PhD from Vanderbilt University, where she studied Anthropology, a MSci in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and competed a Fellowship in Implementation Science from Washington University in St Louis.