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) changing health care policy to ensure traditional healers have access to the personal prevention equipment they need.  

Dr. Audet is the PI on several grants from NIMH, NIAID, and the CDC. 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 she competed a Fellowship in Implementation Science from the Washington University in St Louis.


Recent & Highlighted Research

Sack DE, Emílio A, Graves E, Matino A, Paulo P, Aboobacar AU, De Schacht C, Audet CM. Attitudes and perceptions towards postpartum contraceptive use among seroconcordant partners with HIV in rural Mozambique: a qualitative study. Glob Health Res Policy. 2023 March 15; 8(1):7. doi:10.1186/s41256-023-00292-4PubMed PMID: 36918959 Citation in REDCap PMC10014407.

Spalluto LB, Bonnet K, Sonubi C, Ernst LL, Wahab R, Reid SA, Agrawal P, Gregory K, Davis KM, Lewis JA, Berardi E, Hartsfield C, Selove R, Sanderson M, Schlundt D, Audet CM. Barriers to Implementation of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: The Health Care Team Perspective. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 March; 20(3):342-351. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2022.12.019PubMed PMID: 36922108 Citation in REDCap PMC10042588.

Spalluto LB, Bonnet K, Sonubi C, Reid SA, Lewis JA, Ernst LL, Davis KM, Wahab R, Agrawal P, D'Agostino C, Gregory K, Berardi E, Hartsfield C, Sanderson M, Selove R, Schlundt D, Audet CM. Black Women's Perspectives on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 March; 20(3):314-323. doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2023.01.003PubMed PMID: 36922105 Citation in REDCap PMC10027374.

Audet CM, Pettapiece-Phillips M, Kast K, White KD, Perkins JM, Marcovitz D. Implementation of a hospital-based intervention for MOUD initiation and referral to a Bridge Clinic for opioid use disorder. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2023 March; 146:208961. doi:10.1016/j.josat.2023.208961PubMed PMID: 36880904 Citation in REDCap PMC10018480.

De Schacht C, Paulo P, Van Rompaey S, Graves E, Prigmore HL, Bravo M, Melo F, Malinha JE, Correia D, Cossa R, Chele E, Audet C. Health care services for survivors of gender-based violence: a community and clinic-based intervention in Zambézia province, Mozambique. AIDS Care. 2023 January; 35(1):16-24. doi:10.1080/09540121.2022.2067313PubMed PMID: 35578397 Citation in REDCap

Audet CM, Sack DE, Ndlovu GH, Morkel C, Harris J, Wagner RG, Seabi TM. Women want male partner engagement in antenatal care services: A qualitative study of pregnant women from rural South Africa. PLoS One. 2023 January; 18(4):e0283789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0283789PubMed PMID: 37011063 Citation in REDCap PMC10069782.

Audet CM, Seabi T, Ngobeni S, Berhanu RH, Wagner RG. Pulmonary tuberculosis vs. Tindzhaka and Mafularha: A mixed methods inquiry of traditional healers' perceptions of tuberculosis in rural South Africa. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023 January; 3(4):e0001611. doi:10.1371/journal.pgph.0001611PubMed PMID: 37083848 Citation in REDCap PMC10121049.