PhD Students


Entered the Program in 2012

Juan Rodriguez

Juan Rodriguez


Entered the Program in 2013

Kevin Jefferson

Kevin Jefferson

Ilana Raskind

Ilana Raskind

Shauna St. Clair Flemming

Shauna St. Clair Flemming


Entered the Program in 2014

Casey D. Hall

Casey D. Hall

Jing Jing Li

Jing Jing Li

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson


Entered the Program in 2015

Anna Newton-Levinson

Anna Newton-Levinson

Minh Luu

Minh Luu

Halley Riley

Halley Riley

Dana Robinson Williamson

Dana Robinson Williamson

Justin Smith

Justin Smith


Entered the Program in 2016

Ghenet Besera

Ghenet Besera

David Cloud

David Cloud

Sara Redd

Sara Redd

Rachael Spencer

Rachael Spencer

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Ha Ngan (Milkie) Vu


Entered the Program in 2017

Caitlin Allen

Caitlin Allen

Phenesse Dunlap

Phenesse Dunlap

Carla Jones

Carla Jones

Lillian Madrigal

Lillian Madrigal

Leslie Salas

Leslie Salas


Name Year Graduated Position
Kathleen Krause 2018 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer; CDC
Sasha Mital 2018 Epidemiologist; CDC, Heroin Response Strategy, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
Riley Steiner 2018 Health Scientist; CDC, Division of Adolescent and School Health
Rebecca Woodruff 2018 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer; CDC, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Robin McGee 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE
Nancy DeSousa Williams 2017 Doctoral Graduate
Umedjon Ibragimov 2017 Postdoctoral Fellow; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE
Daniel Murdock 2016 Adjunct Professor; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE
Danielle Haley 2016 Assistant Professor; Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Sciences
Yen-Tyng Chen 2016 Postdoctoral Scholar; University of Chicago, School of Medicine
Bethany Caruso 2015

FIRST Postdoctoral fellowship; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health

Aaron Vissman 2015 Associate Director; Talbert House
Gillian L. Schauer 2015

Senior Policy Fellow; CDC
Senior Consultant; CDC, Office on Smoking and Health

Rebecca Fielding-Miller 2015 Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health; UC San Diego School of Medicine
Lisa Oakley 2015 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer; Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Office of Research and Evaluation
Amanda Garcia Williams 2015

Behavioral Scientist; CDC, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases

Erica Smearman 2015 MD Candidate; Emory University
Emily Dauria-Russell 2014 Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV T32 Postdoctoral Fellow; Brown University
Li Sun 2014 Associate Chief Physician; Sichuan Provincial CDC in China
Liz Walker 2013 Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Evidence-based Learning; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE
April Young 2013 Associate Professor; University of Kentucky
Nicola Christofides 2012 Associate Professor; University of the Witwatersrand, School of Public Health
Sara Head 2012 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer; CDC
Michelle Hynes 2012 Data analyst; CDC NCCDPHP
Shilpa Patel 2012 Senior Evaluation Scientist; ICF Macro
Amy Patterson 2012 Assistant Professor of Public Health; Agnes Scott College
Assistant Director; Carter Center, Malaria Control Program
Aaron Siegler 2012 Associate Professor; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Healh, BSHE
Erin Bradley 2011

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow; CDC, HIV Prevention in Communities of Color

Ariela Freedman 2011

Learning and Development Consultant; MavenTree Consulting
Adjunct Assistant Professor; Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, BSHE

Laura Lessard 2011 Assistant Professor; University of Delaware
Lara DePadilla 2010 Chief Knowledge Officer; Families First, Inc.
Kathy Hageman 2010 Branch Chief of Strategic Information; CDC Tanzania
Julia Painter 2010 Assistant Professor; George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Global and Community Health
Christina Borba 2009  Director of Research, Boston Medical Center; Assistant in Psychology (Psychiatry), Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Darren Mays 2009 Associate Professor of Oncology; Georgetown University, Member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ashli Owen-Smith 2009 Assistant Professor of Public Health; Georgia State University