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

Penelope  Howards

Associate Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology

I received my PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.  I describe myself as a reproductive epidemiologist with methodologic interests.  My most recent research has focused on fertility and other women's health issues in cancer survivors, and I have expanded this research to include women with lupus.  I enjoy exploring how to address sources of bias that arise in applied studies.  In addition, I am interested in how to teach epidemiologic concepts.  I teach a required, intermediate level epidemiology course (EPI 591U) and have organized several symposium on teaching epidemiology at annual meetings of the Society of Epidemiologic Research.  Currently, I am serving as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Epidemiology PhD Program.

Contact Information

Rollins School of Publich Health ,

Atlanta , GA 30322

1518 Clifton Rd., NE, CNR 3029

Phone: 404-727-8499

Fax: 404-727-8737



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Areas of Interest

  • Reproductive Health


  • PhD 2004, University of North Carolina
  • MS 1994, Pennsylvania State University
  • AB 1990, Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

  • EPI 591U: Appl of Epidemiologic Concept
  • EPI 797R: Directed Study
  • EPI 545: Advanced EPI Methods II
  • EPI 545: Advanced EPI Methods II