Bradley Woodruff

Bradley Woodruff

Bradley Woodruff

Senior Lecturer
Population and Family Health


392 The Falls Court, NE
Atlanta GA United States 30307
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Dr. Bradley A. Woodruff graduated from Upstate Medical Center in 1980. He then worked in African mission hospitals and Pittsburgh emergency departments for two years before enrolling in the Masters in Public Health program at Johns Hopkins University. In 1986 he entered the Epidemic Intelligence Service program at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). From 1987-1996, Dr. Woodruff worked in the fields of bacterial enteric diseases and viral hepatitis, taking time from his regular job to travel to refugee emergencies when needed. From 1996-2003, he did this work full-time in CDC’s International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch and served as Branch Chief for part of this time. From 2003 to 2007, he moved to the International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control group at CDC where he provided technical supervision to the staff of micronutrient specialists. Since retirement in 2007, he has served as a consultant to United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations, providing technical assistance in large nationwide nutrition assessment surveys, program evaluations, and research studies. Dr. Woodruff's is currently specifically interested in measuring the effectiveness of feeding programs in emergency situtions and as well as determining the best methods of assessing the prevalence and severity of malnutrition in populations, including the integration of methods of nutrition and household food security measurement and methods of measurement of micornutrient deficiencies. He has published more than 50 articles in the bio-medical literature and has faculty appointments at several schools of public health in the United States and Europe.


MPH, 1985, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
MD, 1980, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center
BA, 1976, State University of New York at Buffalo

Other Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, Emory University School of Public Health
Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
Guest Lecturer, University of Copenhagen

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Alumnus, Upstate Medical Center, 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Upstate Medical Center, 1979
Charles C. Shepard Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution to Public Health, 2003
Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service; Department of Health and Human Services, 2000
Achievement Medal; United States Public Health Service, 1993

Select Global Activities

Nutrition survey - Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan: Comprehensive nationwide nutrition assessment survey.
Study of effectiveness of supplementary feeding, Ethiopia: Cohort study of the effectiveness of supplementary feeding for children less than 5 years of age identified as malnourished.
Pilot integration of nutrition and household food security assessment, Uganda: Integrated assessment of child nutritional status and household food security in the same population-based survey. These two indicators of population health are often carried out separately by different agencies, resulting in duplication of effort and inefficiency in humanitarian response.

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