Category Archives: News/Events

Strengths-based Leadership: Creating Workplaces that Work, 10/23

Category : News/Events

This is an in-person workshop in Sebring, FL.

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Vibrant workplace culture helps retain staff and improve productivity, while toxic culture does the opposite.

Leaders shape both the direction of their organizations and also shape the culture. Successful leaders are self-aware and recognize their roles in shaping culture. They can identify strengths in themselves and others,
articulate their values, and know how to leverage both to build a productive culture. This workshop uses Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment to help emerging and established public health leaders navigate the path of building positive workplace culture through understanding their strengths and values.

Prior to the workshop, all participants will take the CliftonStrengths assessment and receive descriptions of their top five strengths. These results will be discussed in depth during the workshop through the lens of leadership and creating workplace culture. This workshop also includes a deep dive on personal workplace values and use of the Team Strengths Grid, which helps to visualize the collective strengths for teams of all sizes. The workshop will be highly interactive and participatory and will provide avenues to help participants bring CliftonStrengths back to their own teams.

Please note: Participants are required to complete a 35-45 minute online StrengthsFinder test before attending this workshop. Detailed instructions will be provided via email two weeks prior to the class.

To register, click HERE.


The Role of Cultural Competence and Humility in Addressing Mental Health, 9/25

Category : News/Events

Training Description
Fran T. Close, Ph.D., is full Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences/Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University (FAMU). An accomplished public health researcher with a focus on community based participatory research in underserved communities. Dr. Close has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants totaling over $4 million during her tenure at FAMU. Her research interests are in the area of racial disparity issues in Women’s Health and Maternal, Child and Infant Health. Currently, she serves on the United Way of the Big Bend’s Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Close is the past Chair of the United Way’s Health Council, where they explored mental health in the Tallahassee community as well as dental programs for school age children in Leon and Gadsden Counties. Dr. Close is a member of the Mental Health Council of the Big Bend, where she serves as the Chair of the ENGAGE community focusing on stigma of mental health in the African American community.

Dr. Close holds a doctorate degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Florida A&M University and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biological Science from Florida State University.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

Apply cultural competence and cultural humility to public health practice
Understand how mental health and the stigma impacts communities
Understand how mental health conditions adversely impact maternal health

To register, click HERE.


Behind the Manuscript, 9/24

Category : GLEPI , News/Events

Join the Epidemiology department and Dr. Michael Goodman in a seminar sharing the insights to the research process behind the manuscript “Cross-sex hormones and acute cardiovascular events in transgender persons”

Please RSVP by clicking HERE.


Chair’s Chat 10/2, Please RSVP

Category : GLEPI , News/Events

Join the Epidemiology Department for pizza and a conversation with peers and Dr. Timothy Lash and Dr. Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist on 10/2 at 12 pm. Please RSVP whether you plan to attend or not by clicking HERE.


FRONTLINE Documentary: Flint’s Deadly Water

Category : News/Events

Frontline contacted Drs. Zach Binney, Kristin Nelson, and Allison Chamberlain to help them with an investigation into a Legionnaires’ outbreak during the Flint water crisis. They asked them to use local pneumonia deaths during the outbreak to assess whether it’s possible cases had been systematically underreported. Drs. Binney and Nelson are interviewed in the piece, which airs this Tuesday, September 10th at 10/9c on PBS & online.

Learn more here

Watch the trailer and the full episode on Tuesday here


Recent Publications Page

Category : News/Events

Check out the updated lists of publications from the Epidemiology Department on the Recent Publications page!


Annual Open House, The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW) 9/24

Category : GLEPI , News/Events

The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW) conducts applied research, evaluation, and training to promote global health equity through universal access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Please join our faculty, staff and partners to learn more about The Center for Global Safe WASH Presentations will include an overview of the CGSW, current faculty research projects, the WASH Certificate program and upcoming GFE opportunities!


Epidemiology PhD Session, 9/19

Category : News/Events

Thinking about an Epidemiology PhD at Emory? Join us Thursday, September 19 from 5:30-6:30pm to learn more.


Emory University Sleep Symposium, Nov 1

Category : News/Events

The Symposium aims to present perspectives on the future of sleep research and education and to facilitate collaborations on sleep and related fields across the Emory community. The Symposium will feature talks by research leaders from outside and inside the Emory community, luncheon, a poster session, and late afternoon reception.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Charles Czeisler
Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Contact information for EUSleep (and/or to be on mailing list):
Julian Rodriguez (julian [dot] andres [dot] rodriguez [at] emory [dot] edu)
Becca Ryan (becca [dot] e [dot] ryan [at] emory [dot] edu)


Epi Bagel Breakfast, 9/4

Category : News/Events

Join the Epidemiology Department for Bagel Breakfast Wednesday, September 4 from 8am to 10am!