PhD Students


Entered the Program in 2011

Robin McGee


Entered the Program in 2012

Juan Rodriguez

Juan Rodriguez

Rebecca Claire Woodruff

Rebecca Claire Woodruff


Entered the Program in 2013

Kevin Jefferson

Kevin Jefferson

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Kathleen Krause

Sasha Mital

Sasha Mital

Ilana Raskind

Ilana Raskind

Shauna St. Clair Flemming

Shauna St. Clair Flemming


Entered the Program in 2014

Derrick Beasley

Derrick Beasley

Casey D. Hall

Casey D. Hall

Jing Jing Li

Jing Jing Li

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson

Riley Steiner

Riley Steiner


Entered the Program in 2015

Anna Newton-Levinson

Anna Newton-Levinson

Minh Luu

Minh Luu

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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


Name Year Graduated Position
DeSousa Williams, Nancy 2017 Doctoral Graduate
Ibragimov, Umedjon 2017 Doctoral Graduate
Murdock, Daniel 2016 Adjunct Professor, Emory University, School of Public Health
Haley, Danielle 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNC Chapel Hill
Chen, Yen-Tyng 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, CDC
Bethany Caruso 2015

FIRST Postdoctoral fellowship, Emory University, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Department

Aaron Vissman 2015 Associate Director, Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH
Gillian L. Schauer 2015 Principal Research Scientist, Battelle Memorial Institute; Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington Tobacco Studies Program
Rebecca Fielding-Miller 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Lisa Oakley 2015 Postdoctoral fellow, Oregon State University
Amanda Garcia Williams 2015 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC
Erica Smearman 2015 Postdoc, Clinical Psychology, 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
April Young 2013 Assistant Professor; University of Kentucky
Nicola Christofides 2012 Senior Lecturer; University of Witwatersrand
Sara Head 2012 Country Manager [Francophone Africa]; ICF International
Michelle Hynes 2012 Data analyst, CDC NCCDPHP
Shilpa Patel 2012 Senior Evaluation Scientist at ICF Macro
Amy Patterson 2012 Assistant Professor of Public Health; Agnes Scott College
Aaron Siegler 2012 Assistant Professor; Emory University-RSPH Epidemiology
Erin Bradley 2011

CDC ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, HIV Prevention in Communities of Color

Ariela Freedman 2011 Consultant
Laura Lessard 2011 Assistant Professor; Arcadia University
Lara DePadilla 2010 Chief Knowledge Officer; Families First, Inc.
Kathy Hageman 2010 Behavioral Scientist; CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Julia Painter 2010 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer; CDC
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 Assistant 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