Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

V. Ramana  Dhara

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Environmental Health

 I am an occupational/environmental medicine physician board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.   


As a member of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal disaster, I have designed and published the first long-term health effects studies on the exposed community.  My work on exposure assessment in the gas victims is being used as a teaching tool in environmental epidemiology. My international experience includes evaluation of hazardous industries in India.  My work at CDC/ATSDR has involved evaluation of communities exposed to hazardous agents.  


In clinical practice, I have many years of experience in the area of workmens’ compensation and non-surgical orthopedics.  In 2005, I served as physician to the CNN news team covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and in 2018 worked on a medical mission with the Migrant Caravan consisting of refugees from Central America. I am the former Medical Director of the Occupational Health Clinics, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA.


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Contact Information

3200 hampton ridge way

snellville , GA 30078

Phone: 7709850435



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Areas of Interest

  • Community Based Research
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Toxicology

Affiliations & Activities

American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, India