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Suzanne Akuley

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Suzanne Akuley, DrPH, PMP, MS, RDN



Dr. Akuley is a Retired U.S. Army Veteran. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri and obtained her Doctorate in Public Health from The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Dr. Akuley is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Women Veterans Health at the Pain Research, Informatics, Multi-morbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center, West Haven, CT, VA Healthcare System with Academic affiliation in the Biomedical Informatics & Data Science Department at Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on social determinants of health, multi-morbidities, and chronic overlapping pain conditions in Women Veterans.

Education & Training

  • Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow
    Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System (2025)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    University of Delaware (2023)
  • DrPH
    The Pennsylvania State University, Public Health Sciences/Public Health
  • MS
    Southern Illinois University, Food and Nutrition
  • BS
    Lincoln University, Food and Nutrition

Professional Service

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and UnderservedServe as an ad-hoc reviewer.2020 - Present
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionServe as ad-hoc reviewer.2020 - Present
American Public Health AssociationMember2019 - Present
Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsMember2002 - Present

Departments & Organizations