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Author Q&A Series

October 26, 2021 • 5:30-6:30pm

Dr. Cassandra Quave

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines

About Dr. Quave:

Cassandra Quave, PhD, is the herbarium curator and an associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University, where she leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives and teaches courses on medicinal plants, food, and health. She is also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC, a drug-discovery company dedicated to developing solutions from botanicals for the treatment of recalcitrant antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. Quave is the co-creator and host of Foodie Pharmacology, a podcast dedicated to exploring the links between food and medicine. A leader in the field of medical botany, she has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and BBC Focus, as well as on PBS, NPR and the National Geographic Channel.

This event will take place at the Emory Student Center (605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322) in Multipurpose Rooms 4-5-6.



November 10, 2021 • 6:30-7:30pm

Olivia Campbell

Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changes the World of Medicine

About Olivia:

Olivia Campbell is a journalist and author specializing in women, science, and history. Her first book, Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine, was published in March 2021. Her next book, A Flame of Hope: The Women Physicists Who Fled Nazi Germany, is forthcoming. Campbell's work has appeared in The Atlantic, HISTORY, Scientific American, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Aeon, Smithsonian Magazine, and Literary Hub, among others.




September 29, 2021 • 6:30-7:30pm

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine



October 13, 2021 • 6:30-7:30pm

Daisy Hernández

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease


We'd like to send a special thank you to Georgia Center for the Book for being the official sponsor of the Fall 2021 Living Health: Author Q&A Series.