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

Samaah  Sullivan


Faculty, Epidemiology

Subject Area Expertise:  Cardiovascular epidemiology; health inequities; bio-psychosocial influences.  My research focuses on understanding mechanisms of biological embedding of psychosocial stress and social disadvantage that mediate disparities in cardiovascular disease, especially among women, along the full pathway from the environmental to the cellular level. My research has covered aspects such as neighborhood environments and health; stress responses and physiological perturbations; inflammation; and stress related cellular response.

Methodological Expertise:  Epidemiological methods, epidemiologic study design and analysis, advanced research methods, mediation analysis, and social epidemiology. 

Academic Honors, Fellowships, & Scholarships:

  • 2019, Annual NIH BIRCWH Meeting Podium Speaker
  • 2019-2021, NIH/NHLBI Loan Repayment Award
  • 2018-2020, Emory Univeristy K-12 BIRCWH Scholar
  • 2018, American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award Travel Scholarship
  • 2016-2018, T32 METRIC Post-doctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • 2011-2015, Fellowship & Assistantship, Epidemiology Program, LSUHSC School of Public Health (PhD)

Areas of Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Women’s Health

Affiliations & Activities

Emory University K-12 BIRCWH Scholar,