#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Jeff Whatley

#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Jeff Whatley

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Meet Jeff Whatley! Jeff is a first-year epidemiology MPH candidate with research interests in infectious disease and HIV. In this feature, we’ll learn more about Jeff, his current projects, and his favorite part about RSPH. Read more below.



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

I graduated from Ball State University last spring with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry on the Pre-Med track.


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

I am currently working on a project within two Emory Dialysis centers. This project is focused on decreasing the incidence of staph infections in persons receiving dialysis treatments.


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

Everyone is welcomed with open arms. Whenever you are confused, whether it be concerning class or career choice, there is always someone to point you in the right direction.


When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you towards Rollins? 

The city of Atlanta!


If you currently live in Atlanta, what is one place that you would recommend people to visit?



How have you been spending your free time?

Currently I’ve been listening to a podcast called ‘The Read’!


What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
  1. I love tacos.
  2. I have an obsession with crocs.
  3. I enjoy cooking…sometimes.



It was great getting to know you, Jeff! Tune in next Monday for another feature of #WeAreEmoryEPI.

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