Audrey Burnett portrait at her desk

Audrey Burnett

Department: Health Sciences

Areas of expertise:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Community health
  • Health care ethics

Burnett's teaching includes foundations of infectious disease; and ethics and critical thinking in health.

Her research areas include community health; health needs assessment; aging and chronic disease; and health education. Burnett’s most recent publication, in fall 2017, looked at the "Use of the social cognitive theory to explain cheating in college: Implications for future health professionals." The Health Educator, 49(2), 2-9. She also has published about college student substance abuse, college students' perception of cheating and perceptions of health-related quality of life community needs.

She received her doctorate in health and physical education, with an emphasis on health promotion, and her master's degree in human development, with a concentration in gerontology, from Virginia Tech. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and urban studies from Worcester State University.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760. 

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