Category Archives: Academic

EH 720: Introduction to Physiologically-Based Toxicokinetic/Pharmacokinetic Modeling


There is still space available to register in EHS 720: Introduction to Physiologically-Based Toxicokinetic (PBTK)/Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling with Dr. Qiang Zhang!

The health effects of environmental or pharmaceutical chemicals depend on the concentrations of the xenobiotics and their metabolites in the target tissues. Understanding and predicting chemical internal concentrations (tissue dosimetry) requires a physiologically-based toxicokinetic (PBTK) or pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling approach. Based on human physiology and anatomy, PBTK/PBPK models mechanistically simulate the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination (ADME) processes that affect the fates of exogenous chemicals in the human body, producing, as model output, changes in chemical tissue concentrations over time. PBTK/PBPK modeling has be increasingly applied in chemical health risk assessment and drug development. Students will learn numerical simulation tools to model what the body does to the chemicals in this course. It targets:

  • Environmental health science students interested in chemical tissue dosimetry, internal exposure, interpretation of biomarkers of exposures, in vitro to in vivo extrapolation (IVIVE) of chemical dosimetry
  • Pharmacology/toxicology students interested in quantitative simulation of tissue- specific drug dosimetry beyond classical, compartmental PK.
  • Students and researchers in biosciences, nutritional science, anesthesiology, biomedical engineering, and chemical engineering interested in computational approaches to predicting tissue concentrations of environmental, industrial, dietary, and pharmaceutical chemicals.


See the flyer below for more information about this spring course!


Environmental Health Spring 2021 Electives


The Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health has a number of electives and new courses for the coming spring semester, including: 

  • EH 590R: Vector Ecology and Control
  • EH 590R: Public Health Communication for Climate Justice
  • EH 590R: R-Based Quantitative Data Analysis for
    Environmental Health Research
  • EH 590R: Design, Delivery & Assessment of WASH in Schools Programs
  • EH 590R: Planetary Health
  • EH 590R: Politics of Public Health
  • EH 590R: Introduction to Physiologically-Based Toxicokinetic (PBTK)/Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Modeling

Click here to view a compiled list of flyers with additional information for these Spring course offerings! 


BSHE 760R, Spring 2021 Course Announcement


The TADA Training program is excited to announce the creation of a new Spring course for graduate students, dedicated to teaching theories, methods, and ethics of analyzing “big data” (specifically administrative, geospatial, and social network data) to study and intervene in drug-related harms, like substance use disorders, overdoses, HIV, and hepatitis C. The course is part of Emory’s new TADA pre-doctoral program (see here for more information: though it is open to all who meet requirements. 

See the flyer below for more information! 


Call for Applications, Comscicon-Atlanta 2021


Are you a graduate student in STEM interested in science communication? Come join us (virtually) at Comscicon-Atlanta ‘21!

ComSciCon is a series of workshops focused on the communication of complex and technical concepts organized by graduate students, for graduate students. Through our skills workshops and panel discussions, students can refine their science communication skills and receive formal science communication training alongside their peers. This year’s ComSciCon-Atlanta will be held virtually on March 18-19, 2021, and is totally free-of-cost to attend!


How to Apply

The application is available online and is now open until November 15, 2020.

See the flyer below for more information! 


HPM 564: Health Outcomes, Spring 2021 Course


Patient-centered approaches to the analysis of health and well-being are being increasingly emphasized across a broad spectrum of public health studies and policy applications, including within health services research, behavioral health sciences, and epidemiology. In response, HPM 564 provides a broad, though rigorous, introduction to the field of health outcomes research. 


Please see the flyer below for more details about this course!


Outstanding APE Award Abstract Submission, RSPH


The Office of Career Development is pleased to host our 15th annual Outstanding APE Award recognizing RSPH students who best demonstrate excellence in practice-based public health practicums with goals to improve the quality of health for people & communities, to deliver quality public health services, or to develop policies that improve public health infrastructure. Finalists will be notified by mid-December and winners announced at the Public Health in Action Celebration (PHIA) Spring 2021.



  • RSPH students who have completed/are completing a public health APE between May 2020 and November 2020


How to Apply

  • Submit an abstract about your APE experience, following the requirements listed below, here 
  • Abstract submissions are due on Friday, October 30th at 5:00PM
  • See the flyer below for more details about the Outstanding APE Award!


Evaluation Kit


Stay on the look out for Evaluation Kit (EKIT), RSPH’s new course evaluation tool that will be launching soon! 


Academic Resource Center Support Services

Summary of Services 

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Rollins School of Public Health offers free writing and quantitative support for currently enrolled MPH and MSPH students. Tutors are available by appointment and quantitative tutors have virtual drop‐in hours Monday through Friday.

Visit their website or email them at rspharc [at] emory [dot] edu to learn more about their available services.


Social EPI Course Survey


Dr. Gazmararian’s Social Epidemiology class is asking RSPH students to take this brief survey about race and discrimination. The survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete, is voluntary and anonymous, and the results will only be used for our class assignment (not for publication).

Please be sure that you are only filling the survey out once, even if you have seen this posting on multiple platforms. Thank you in advance for your participation!

CSTE Mentorship Program

Opportunity Description

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) invites you to apply to participate in our 2020-2021 Mentorship Program, which will take place October 2020-July 2021. The purpose of the program is to build relationships and foster shared learning among applied epidemiologists. The goal is to promote the exploration of career opportunities in state, local, territorial, and tribal public health agencies. A previous program participant described their experience: 

“This was a great way to establish a relationship with someone outside of my agency and in a different area of expertise. We were able to discuss various topics and identify similarities and differences across epidemiology practice.” 

Mentors and mentees are matched on common interests and their motivation for participating in the program. Participants will receive monthly newsletters and participate in webinars and activities focused on professional development. Each mentor and mentee pair is expected to connect once a month.   
An opportunity for sponsored travel to the 2021 CSTE Annual Conference may be available for select program participants. CSTE membership is encouraged but not required. The estimated time requirement for both mentors and mentees is 1-2 hours per month. 


Become a Mentor

  • No previous mentorship experience is required, and it is an ideal opportunity for mid-level epidemiologists. 
  • Mentors are required to have at least five years of work experience.  
  • Register to attend CSTE’s Prospective Mentor Webinar on September 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT to answer your questions and learn more about the Mentor’s role in our program. 


Apply to be a Mentee

  • Eligible mentees are entry level epidemiologists who graduated within the last 5 years or current graduate students. 


If You Have Previously Participated in this Program

  • Those who have previously participated in the CSTE Mentorship Program are permitted to apply again. If accepted, you will be matched with a new mentee or mentor; however, please note that the program curriculum will be similar.    


How to Apply 

  • Click here to start your application today to participate in the 2020-2021 Mentorship Program.
  • All applications are due by September 30, 2020.
  • Please note that all applicants may not be accepted; space is limited based on the number of mentors that apply.
  • For specific questions about the Mentorship Program, please email Jessica Arrazola (jarrazola [at] cste [dot] org). 

Upcoming Events

  • The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)Speaker: Leaders in the FieldContact Name: Pia ValerianoContact Email: pvaleri@emory.eduLink: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.
  • The Second Annual RSPH Staff and Post-Doctoral Ice Cream Social August 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_Terrace 2nd FloorRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join us for ice cream and delightful conversation. This event is hosted by the RSPH Staff Council.
  • Tricks and Treats with the Council, hosted by the RSPH Staff Council October 31, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join the RSPH Staff Council for a festive gathering featuring sweet treats and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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