#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Gordon Le

#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Gordon Le

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Meet Gordon Le! Gordon is a second-year Epidemiology MPH candidate with interests in childhood adversity, trauma, and injury and violence prevention. He also has interests in social determinants of health and spatial epidemiology. Read more about Gordon and his experience at Rollins below!



Tell us a little bit about your academic history/where you went to school.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science in 2016 at University of California, Irvine.


Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?

Yes! I am currently working with Dr. Jonathan Rupp, Dr. Tim Moran, and the team at the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory on a project that aims to prevent adverse childhood experiences in Georgia. The project is being done in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health and assists advancing the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan. I’ve played a primary role in creating the project’s web-based surveillance mapping tool, which intends to help organizations and stakeholders identify data that can be targeted for prevention and intervention in their local communities.


What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?

I’ve really enjoyed the collaborative environment that Emory fosters.


What advice do you have for 1st year MPH Students?

I would say don’t be afraid to talk to faculty members about your interests and whether there are opportunities to work with them. The best advice I ever received was, “The worst thing someone can say to you is ‘No’.”


How have you been spending your free time? 

Tennis – lots of tennis. I play in an intramural league and have loads of fun. We missed the playoffs last season but I am ready for redemption this year!


What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I’m originally from San Jose, California
  2. I am fluent in Vietnamese
  3. I lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 3 years prior to coming to Georgia.



Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Gordon! Stay tuned next Monday to see who we feature next on #WeAreEmoryEPI. 

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