Dr. Dionne C. Godette

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Epidemiology & Prevention Research
Rockville, Maryland
United States

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Dionne Godette, Ph.D. is a Health Scientist Administrator with the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this position, Dr. Godette manages research portfolios in the epidemiology of underage and college drinking and the social determinants of health equity and health disparities in drinking and related outcomes. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Godette was an Assistant Professor in the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. She also has several years of experience working for research consulting firms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Her specific areas of scientific interest and publications include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention and treatment with a particular focus on substance use related inequities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Godette earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, master’s degree in Community/Agency Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education and doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Public Health. She also received post-doctoral training at both the Harvard School of Public Health and the Boston University School of Public Health, where she conducted research on social determinants of alcohol-related inequities among minority adolescents and young adults.