The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Rollins School of Public Health offers free writing and quantitative tutors for currently enrolled degree seeking students. Writing tutors are available by appointment and Quantitative tutors have both drop-in hours and appointments weekly (Fall and Spring terms).

Quantitative tutors work with students to understand epidemiological and statistical concepts and methods introduced in their coursework, apply these concepts to their research projects, and provide support for students conducting quantitative analyses. The tutors' goal is for the student to understand concepts and methods so the student can apply this knowledge to the student's own work. Tutors are familiar with SAS and R Programming Languages.

Writing tutors work with Rollins students in the planning, drafting, and revising of research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, personal statements, class assignments, and final papers. Tutors are well versed in the mechanics of academic writing and use an educational approach to support students. Rather than providing editing services, writing tutors work with students with the goal of explaining and strengthening writing concepts so that students can apply new knowledge and techniques to their future writing projects.


Summer 2021

ALL appointments and drop in hours for the Summer term will be on Zoom.  Enrolled, degree-seeking students may request up to two appointments per month for writing and quantitative support.

To schedule a writing appointment, email Julia Sobolik  (  To schedule a quantitative appointment, email Zerleen Quader (  In your email make sure you include a description of what you are seeking assistance with and the dates and times (EST) you are available.  Please allow to business days for a response.


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ARC services are available throughout the academic year. Academic support appointments are 45-minutes for individuals or groups. Out of courtesy to ARC staff, appointments must be scheduled or cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Up to two appointments per month.

Meet Our ARC Staff

ARCTutors_GraceC.jpgGrace Christensen (quantitative support) is a second-year PhD student in epidemiology interested in environmental epidemiology, health disparities, and reproductive health. Before coming to Emory, Grace got her BS in Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, and her MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan. After her MPH, Grace worked in the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow.

Rebecca GoldsteinRebecca Goldstein (writing support) is a fourth-year medical student at Emory. She received her BA in Anthropology from Cornell University, and her MPH in Global Health from Emory University. Between her MPH and medical school, Rebecca worked for three years in infectious disease epidemiology. Most recently, her work involved implementing surveillance systems and supporting data use for decision-making with five countries’ national malaria control programs. She looks forward to combining programmatic public health work with clinical care in her future. Rebecca is available to help students with personal statements, class assignments, final papers, theses across disciplines, research articles, conference submissions, and surveys.

Katy LindquistKaty Lindquist (writing support) is a first-year PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at Laney Graduate School at Emory University. Before coming to Emory, Katy lived in Uganda for four years where she worked in communications and marketing for NGOs and social enterprises working on community development, women's rights and menstrual health. Katy has experience in both academic writing and external communications such as op-eds, policy briefs and grant writing. Katy received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Colby College. Katy is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising their writing assignments, such as research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, class assignments and final papers.

ARC-Tutors4.jpgZerleen Quader (quantitative support) is a fourth-year PhD student in Epidemiology interested in social epidemiology, health disparities, and childhood health. Before coming to Emory, Zerleen received her BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Following her MPH she worked in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC. Zerleen is available to assist Rollins students with data analysis in SAS and provide support for the use of quantitative and epidemiologic methods in coursework, research projects, and theses. 

Surbhi Shrivastava Surbhi Shrivastava (writing support) is a first-year PhD student in Sociology. Her research focuses on gender and health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal health. Surbhi holds a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Manipal University, India and an MPH in Health Policy, Economics and Finance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Before coming to Emory, she worked in public health research at non-profit organisations in Mumbai and Delhi. Surbhi has experience writing academic articles, opinion pieces, policy briefs, and advocacy statements. Surbhi is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising their research articles, conference papers, theses, class assignments and final papers.

ARC-Tutors2.jpgJulia Sobolik (writing support) is a fourth-year PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences with interests in food safety, enteric diseases, and environmental microbiology in both domestic and international settings. She is particularly interested in norovirus exposure pathways in the agricultural farm environment and interventions that reduce infection risk among fresh produce consumers. Julia holds a BS in Biology from Oregon State University, an MPH in Global Health from Emory University, and an MS in Microbiology from the University of Washington. Julia is well versed in technical, academic writing and is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, personal statements, class assignments and final papers.

Writing Workshops

Hannah Nicol, Assistant Director of International Student Affairs & ESL, leads writing workshops and presentations throughout the year. These workshops are open to all RSPH students. 

Watch the Paper Writing Review

Watch Good Scholarship

Watch the Journal Article Writing Prezi Webinar I and Webinar II

Additional Workshops

EndNote for PC

An Introduction to the new PubMed


Quick Links

Next time you’re stumped on a style or grammar question, take a look at these trusted writing resources.  

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Open Education Database
Amherst College Online Resources for Writers