Dr. Valerie Yeager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Before joining the Fairbanks School of Public Health, Dr. Yeager was an Assistant Professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She has a DrPH and MPH from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Masters in Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Prior to completing her DrPH, Dr. Yeager was a Lister Hill Policy Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.

Research Interests

Dr. Yeager has experience conducting research and projects both domestically and internationally. Her work broadly focuses on health care and public health systems. Within the field of Public Health Systems and Services Research specifically, Dr. Yeager is interested in public health accreditation, organizational leadership and training, recruiting, and retaining the public health workforce. Other research interests generally align with issues of health care quality such as access to care, care coordination, and use and impacts of health information technology.

Courses Taught

  • Doctoral Seminar in Public Health Systems and Services Research
  • Doctoral Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods