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Carolyn Accardi, PhD, RD
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Carolyn Accardi leads research integrating metabolomic platforms for studies focused on human health, disease, nutrition, physical activity, pediatric medicine and environmental exposures. Her collaborative research explores the metabolic underpinnings of health, human development and disease pathophysiology.

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Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, FACSM
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Dr. Benardot received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist, and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Chris Eagle, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor

Dr. Chris Eagle studies speech pathology and language loss, cultural ideas about illness and the body, and the history of neuroscience and neurolinguistics.

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Amanda Freeman, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Teaching Professor

Dr. Amanda Freeman, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, studies neurological and genetic mechanisms with a focus on how the brain regulates sleep.

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Rachel Hall-Clifford, PhD, MPH, MSc
Assistant Professor

Dr. Rachel Hall-Clifford is a medical anthropologist who applies social science approaches to global health research and implementation.

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Michelle Lampl, MD, PhD
Director

Dr. Michelle Lampl studies human growth and development with expertise in mechanisms of growth and origins of health.

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Maryn McKenna, MS
SENIOR FELLOW IN HEALTH NARRATIVE AND COMMUNICATION

Maryn McKenna is an independent journalist who specializes in public health, global health, and food policy. She is a columnist for Wired’s Ideas section and writes for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Newsweek, NPR, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Slate, The Atlantic, Nature, and The Guardian, among other publications.

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Don Noble, PhD
INSTRUCTOR

Dr. Noble studies the physiology of slow, deep breathing - a core component of meditation - using rodent models that allow for robust control over experimental variables.

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Helena Pachón, PhD, MPH
RESEARCH PROFESSOR

Dr. Pachón’s research interest lies in food-based approaches to address malnutrition and specifically to fortification: adding vitamins and minerals to staple foods as they are processed for human consumption.

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Cassandra Quave, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DERMATOLOGY AND HUMAN HEALTH

Dr. Cassandra Quave leads antibiotic drug discovery research initiatives. Trained as a medical ethnobotanist, her research is focused on the documentation and biochemical analysis of botanical remedies used in the traditional treatment of infectious and inflammatory skin disease.

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Charles Raison, MD
VISITING PROFESSOR

Dr. Charles Raison is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Jill Welkley, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Welkley studies exercise, physical activity, stress, and mental health.

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Myra Woodworth-Hobbs, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor

Dr. Myra Woodworth-Hobbs studies skeletal muscle biology, nutritional biochemistry, and sports nutrition.

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Howard Kushner, PhD
EMERITUS

Dr. Howard I. Kushner is the Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Professor of Science & Society Emeritus at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and the John R. Adams Professor of History Emeritus at San Diego State University. A historian of medicine and neuroscience, Kushner is author of five books and numerous articles on the history of suicide and of addiction.

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Health 1,2,3,4 Team

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Lisa DuPree
Lisa DuPree, MS, NBC-HWC, ACSM-EP®
DIRECTOR, HEALTH 1,2,3,4 PROGRAM

Lisa DuPree has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field as a health and fitness specialist, master trainer, health educator and health and wellness coach.

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Noni Keyton, M.Ed.
HEALTH EDUCATOR

As a member of the Health 1,2,3,4 team, Noni understands the importance of practicing good health maintenance, and her overall goal is to educate and empower learners to not just live but thrive in health and wellness.

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Fatima Waseem, MPH
HEALTH EDUCATOR

Fatima Waseem joined the Health 1,2,3,4 team as a Health Educator in the fall of 2021. She has a strong belief in educating and empowering students with the tools that Health 1,2,3,4 provides and hopes to expand the program.

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Sarah Wolber
Sarah Flood, MS, RDN, LDN
HEALTH EDUCATOR

Sarah Flood joined the Health 1,2,3,4 team in 2019. She has experience providing nutrition education to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from university athletes to patients with multiple chronic diseases, and welcomes the opportunity to teach Emory University students the benefits of nutrition as a component of a holistic wellness approach.

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Cross-University Faculty

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Vincent Bruyère, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of French and Italian

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Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist, PhD, MPH
RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 207 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

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John Cranmer, DNP, MPH, CPH, EBP-C, ANP-BC
ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Course: HLTH 485-1: Epidemiology in Action

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Ghada Farhat, PhD, MPH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 385 - Research Methods

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Emma Faulkner, DPT
INSTRUCTOR

Department of Theater and Dance

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Christina Gavegnano, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Course: HLTH 385-5 - Vaccines & Immunology Across Human Health

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Jessica Ham, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department of Anthropology, Oxford College

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David Howard, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 370 - Health Policy

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Xochiquetzal Marsilli-Vargas, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Ian McCarthy, PhD
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Department of Economics

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Deborah McFarland, PhD, MPH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 385 - Global Health: Players, Politics, & Powers

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Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD
PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE AND DIRECTOR, EMORY-TIBET PARTNERSHIP; CO-DIRECTOR, EMORY-TIBET SCIENCE INITIATIVE; CO-DIRECTOR, EMORY COLLABORATIVE FOR CONTEMPLATIVE STUDIES

Department of Religion

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Victoria Phillips, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 385-6 - Delivering Health

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Sydney Spangler, PhD, MSN
ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

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Karen Stolley, PhD
PROFESSOR

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Parmi Suchdev, MD, MPH
PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE EMORY GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

Rollins School of Public Health; School of Medicine

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Susan Tamasi, PhD
PROFESSOR OF PEDAGOGY

Program in Linguistics

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Kristin Wall, PhD
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Course: HLTH 207 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology

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Jean Welsh, PhD, MPH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Laney Graduate School: Neuroscience Graduate Program/Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Course: HLTH 320 - Nutrition & Chronic Disease

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Adjunct Faculty

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George E. Luber, PhD
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Since receiving his PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Georgia, and joining CDC in 2002, Dr. Luber has served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer and staff epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most recently, his work has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of heat-related illness and death, the application of remote sensing techniques to modeling vulnerability to heat stress in urban environments, and Climate Change adaptation planning.

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Tessa Roseboom, PhD
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Tessa Roseboom is a professor of Early Development and Health at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Fascinated by the wonder of life, she studied biology with a particular focus on reproduction. Her work focuses on generating knowledge and awareness about how the early-life environment affects human growth, development and health throughout life.

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Christine Whelan, PhD
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Dr. Christine B. Whelan is an author, professor and speaker. She is the author of Living on Purpose, a bestselling Audible Original lecture series from The Great Courses, and four other books on purpose and meaning formation, changing dating and marriage patterns and the self-help industry. Dr. Whelan is a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and director of the Money, Relationships and Equality Initiative. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, among other national outlets.

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Philip Wilson, MBA
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Philip Wilson is the founder and CEO of Ecofiltro, a social enterprise dedicated to providing clean water to the rural poor of Mexico and Central America. He has over twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur in the United States and Guatemala, and firmly believes that the world’s most pressing problems can be solved by applying business practices to social challenges.

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