Linda A. McCauley RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN

Dean and Professor

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


Dr. Linda McCauley began her tenure as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in May 2009.

Dr. McCauley is a national leader in the area of research on environmental exposures and conducts interdisciplinary research using participatory research models to study pesticide exposures among minority communities. Her work aims to identify culturally appropriate interventions to decrease the impact of environmental and occupational health hazards in vulnerable populations, including workers and young children.

Dr. McCauley has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Her research has resulted in more than 80 publications, ongoing consultations, leadership on occupational and environmental advisory panels, and testimony to governmental oversight bodies.

Dr. McCauley is a fellow of the American Academy of Occupational Health Nurses and the Academy of Nursing, and participated as a Fellow of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's Women and Power in the New World. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Sigma Theta Tau Honorary Nursing Society, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Medicine.

Prior to coming to Emory, Dr. McCauley held academic appointments at the University of Cincinnati, Oregon Health & Science University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BSN from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her master's in nursing from Emory University. She completed her doctorate in Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati.