Category Archives: Student Opportunities

Long COVID Clinical Research Coordinator, Human Experience and Ambulatory Technologies Lab

The Human Experience and Ambulatory Technologies (HEAT) Lab is hiring a half-time (20 hrs/week) Clinical Research Coordinator for a newly funded project focused on understanding how wearable technologies (e.g., smartwatches) can support patients who have Long COVID. The coordinator will provide project oversight, supervise undergraduate research assistants who are working on the project, and will also contribute directly to research activities such as conducting qualitative interviews with healthcare providers. Opportunities to work on other lab projects, co-author publications, present research at conferences, and receive training in ambulatory assessment research are available dependent on interest. This is an ideal position for a recent graduate seeking additional research experience and training before graduate or medical school. This is a mentored research position, and training tailored to individual professional goals (e.g., mentorship for graduate or medical school applications, support in networking with faculty in your areas of interest) is available.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any health-related discipline (Dec 2022 graduation OK), prior research lab experience, interest in wearable and ambulatory assessment technologies.

Preferred Qualifications: At least 1 year of prior lab experience. Prior experience with any of the following are a bonus but not required: Qualtrics, qualitative interviews, systematic review. 

Other details: This position is a one-year, 20 hr/week commitment. Work hours and location are flexible. Although some on-site activities at Emory will be required each week, this can be a hybrid office/telework position if desired.

About the HEAT Lab: The Human Experience and Ambulatory Technologies (HEAT) lab is new lab in the Emory School of Medicine (SOM) dedicated to researching the impacts of wearable assessment technologies on science, mental and physical health, and healthcare. We collaborate closely with many research groups across campus, including Emory Spiritual Health and the Winship Cancer Institute. The HEAT lab is directed by Deanna Kaplan, PhD, a clinical health psychologist and Assistant Professor in Family and Preventive Medicine. 

How to apply: Send a resume and letter of interest to Deanna Kaplan at: deanna [dot] m [dot] kaplan [at] emory [dot] edu. If selected for an interview you will be asked to provide 2 professional (not personal) references. 

Review of applications is rolling and begins immediately. Training and onboarding for the position will begin in December. 

Epidemiology Department COVID-19 & Emerging IDs Journal Club: 2022-2023 Leadership Application

Open to first year MPH/MSPH students

Responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitating meetings by introducing presenters, giving announcements, and engaging in discussion​
  • Managing logistics including creating Zoom calendar events and maintaining Canvas page
  • Communicating with Rollins community (e-mails, Listserv management, GroupMe, etc.)​, ADAPs, and faculty advisors (Dr. Guest & Dr. Spaulding)​
  • Recruiting presenters

Application timeline:

Apply now via this link:

Deadline: Friday 11/25 at 11:59 pm

Hear back Monday, 11/28

Help facilitate your first meeting Monday, 12/5!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns:​

Lauren Miller, lauren [dot] miller [at] emory [dot] edu

Louis Li, louis [dot] li [at] emory [dot] edu 

Graduate Student TA Opportunities

Emory College of Arts and Sciences has openings for masters students to serve as TAs for Spring 2023 undergraduate courses in Environmental Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology, Quantitative Theory and Methods, Religion, and Sociology.

Candidates must be enrolled in a masters program at Emory and available for a half-day training session on January 9, 2023, noon – 5 PM. TAs will be paid a $2000 stipend, based on approximately 10 hours of work per week over 15 weeks.

TAs may be required to attend class, grade student work, and participate in classroom and administrative activities. Details about each course are provided in the application.

Application links and instructions are included in the attachmenta here. Please apply by November 22, 2022.

Contact carlee [dot] beard [at] emory [dot] edu with questions about the application.

RISE Fellowship, Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship includes 6-month (part-time and full time) public health research fellowships funded by the CDC for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinarian, and graduate students in public health and social sciences. Graduate students are sponsored to present their research at a national research meeting. Application site is OPEN. Applications for the 6-month Ferguson RISE Fellowship are due on or before November 28, 2022.  Learn more – Visit

The 6-month fellowship begins on Saturday, February 4, 2023 with a mandatory virtual orientation and concludes Thursday, August 3, 2023. Consider the RISE fellowship for APE, thesis, and/or a brief post-graduate experience. Of note, international students are unfortunately not eligible for this opportunity.

New 6-month Ferguson RISE Fellowship begins February 2023. Applications for the 6-month Ferguson RISE Fellowship are DUE on or before MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2022! 

Remaining program applications are due on or before Monday, January 31, 2023.

Feel free to reach out to Sophia Hussen (shussen [at] emory [dot] edu) or Prudence Goss (prudence [dot] goss [at] emory [dot] edu) with any questions about this opportunity.


New Nursing Elective Course: Culture, Immigration, and Health Outcomes

Reminder to EPIs and GLEPIs: non-RSPH courses cannot count towards the credits needed for your MPH/MSPH degree.

Dr. Bai and Dr. Zhang are assistant professors from the School of Nursing. They are launching a new elective course in spring 2023 titled “Culture, Immigration, and Health Outcomes.” The course will take place in person on Fridays from 10am to noon.  Non-nursing students who wish to enroll must email nursingregistrar [at] emory [dot] edu for a permission number to enroll. For more information about the course, please contact Professor Zhang at wenhui [dot] zhang [at] emory [dot] edu. 


Spring Course Offering – EH 515: Air Quality in the Urban Environment

Are you interested in research that addresses air pollution exposure, assessment and modeling, and quantifying the health effects of air pollution? Consider signing up for EH 515: Air Quality in the Urban Environment taught by Dr. Donghai Liang. The class will meet in person on Tuesdays from 10am to noon. Spring registration is open through Nov. 9. For more information, contact Songhai Liang at donghai [dot] liang [at] emory [dot] edu

Temporary Staff Positions, Fulton County Board of Public Health

Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) located in downtown Atlanta is hiring two (2) temporary staff to assist with a study examining the comparative effectiveness of clinician-assisted vs. self-administered lesion swabbing for Monkeypox.

Pay: $20/hour, 20 hours per week, for 26 weeks starting October 2022.

This is an in-person opportunity to work with staff from FCBOH’s community and preventive health services division at the FCBOH sexual health clinic. The clinic is located at 10 Park Place SE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Job duties:

  1. Speaking to clinic patients, informing them of the study opportunity, screening for eligibility, and administering informed consent
  2. Preparing any paperwork, including order forms, for shipping the specimens
  3. Labeling specimen tubes with patient name, date, location of lesion swabbed, and time of collection.
  4. Assist clinician with matching specimen with completed forms for bagging.
  5. Ensuring proper storage of the closed bags of specimens prior to shipping to CDC.


For those interested or have questions, please contact HR manager Elanda Trice at FCBOH by email (elanda [dot] trice [at] fultoncountyga [dot] gov) or phone (770-828-9928 [office] or 404-612-1153 [cell]).


Tutor Positions Available, Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center is looking for short-term tutors available to develop and present review topics in advance of midterms and finals for BIOS 500 and EPI 530.  Doctoral Students and 2nd year MPH/MSPH students are eligible to apply.

BIOS concepts for review include:

    • Conditional probabilities and Bayes Rule
    • Probability calculations using the binomial and normal distributions
    • Sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem

EPI concepts for review may be forthcoming and/or not needed until the finals period.

Tutors would have access to syllabi and ARC would coordinate communication with instructors should there be questions.  The goal would be to develop slides for presentation next week offering in person and/or zoom review sessions.

We anticipate the total time commitment per tutor to be less than 20 hours at midterm and finals and this is based on how much time it takes to put slides together. PhD students will be paid at the student work rate of $20/hour. MPH students are paid at the student work rate of $15/hour.

If you are interested, please email rspharc [at] emory [dot] edu.


Applications Open, Rollins Career Development Ambassadors

In partnership with the Office of Career Development, the Rollins Career Development Ambassadors program aims to promote student leadership, professional development, and career readiness. Rollins Career Development Ambassadors serve as peer-advocates by linking the professional needs of Rollins students, from a student’s perspective, with the resources, educational programming, and professional services provided by the Office of Career Development.

Time Commitment: CDA’s commit to a minimum of 5 events per semester to serve as peer-advocates, who link the professional needs of Rollins students, from a student’s perspective, with the resources, educational programming, and professional services provided by the Office of Career Development. 

We will be accepting and reviewing applications here on a rolling basis. Early applications are preferred!

The application process has 3 required components:
1) Member application/Resume submission
2) Interview with current CDA members
3) Orientation

If you have further questions, please contact Lisa Parker (lisa [dot] parker [at] emory [dot] edu).

Call for Abstracts, Sex as a Biological Variable Workshop

The Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences at Emory University (Emory SCORE)  is now accepting abstract submissions for our 3rd annual SABV Workshop.

One Basic/Pre-clinical research abstract and one Clinical/Public Health research abstract will be selected for oral presentations during the workshop.  

All accepted abstracts, except those giving oral presentations, will be invited to present in a Rapid Fire Poster Session during the Workshop.

Abstracts should describe research that is focused on one of the areas below:

  • Sex as a Biological Variable
  • Sex / Gender Differences
  • Gender-based Health Disparities
  • Women’s Health Research

Submitted abstracts may be recycled from previous presentations if those conferences / presentations were held on or after December 1, 2021. 

Abstract Guidelines: Abstract content should not exceed 400 words. Please use the attached template to format your abstract for submission (see next page).

Important Dates:

  • 10/24/22: Abstract submission deadline
  • 11/7/22: Abstract acceptance notifications
  • 11/7/22: Oral abstract decision notification

Information, Registration, & Abstract Submission Portal:

Questions: Please email Dr. Shannon Walker at shannon [dot] walker [at] emory [dot] edu

Upcoming Events

  • EAVE Lunch Seminar (Emory Alliance for Vaccine Epidemiology) December 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CNR Room# 1000 Event Type: Seminar SeriesSeries: Polio EradicationSpeaker: Dr. John Vertefeuille, Polio Eradication Branch Chief at the CDCContact Name: April ZionContact Email: aross9@emory.eduLink: and Introduction: Dr. Ben Lopman - 5 minutesScientific Presentation: Dr. John Vertefeuille - 30 minutesModerated Q&A: Dr. Natalie Dean - 15 minutesWrap Up: Dr. Ben Lopman - 5 minutes
  • EMPH: How to Prepare a Strong Admissions Application December 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: does the EMPH admission committee seek in prospective applicants? Join the Executive MPH Program to learn how to improve your application for admission. Registration required.
  • Research In Progress Series December 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CNR 4001Zoom link:… Event Type: Seminar SeriesSeries: Research In Progress SpeakerSpeaker: VariesContact Name: Nikita Burks-HaleContact Email: nikita.burks-hale@emory.eduRIPS seminar series provide a space to regularly come together, learn about the exciting research happening among EH faculty, research staff, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral students, have an opportunity to exchange ideas and generate discussion around ongoing research. Join us!

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