Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Applied and Skills-Based Learning

Many sessions focus on skill development or offer opportunities to apply preventive medicine and public health knowledge to real-world situations. These sessions include:

  • Epidemiologic field investigation case studies
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Critical appraisal of the scientific literature
  • Board exam preparation
  • Research skills
  • Scientific & Grant Writing

Leadership Series

We are fortunate to have access to leaders in multiple areas of healthcare, public health, and research. As part of our ongoing “Leadership Series,” we invite leaders in these fields to discuss professional development and their own career paths in leadership with our preventive medicine residents and fellows. Examples of previous speakers include: 

  • Jose Cordero, MD, MPH - Department Head, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Georgia College of Public Health
  • Joel Shu, MD, MBA - Vice President, Wellstar Clinical Partners
  • Mary White, MPH, ScD - Chief, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert Hahn, MPH, PhD - Coordinating Scientist, CDC Community Guide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Yolanda Hood, PhD - Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Emory School of Medicine
  • Carlos del Rio, MD - Interim Dean, Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
  • Leslie Marshburn, MPH, MBA - Executive Director of Strategy & Population Health, Grady Health System
  • Mohammed K. Ali, MD, MPH, MBA - Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine and William H. Foege Distinguished Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
  • David Addiss, MD, MPH - Director, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Richard Wild, MD, JD, MBA - Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta and Boston Regional Offices, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Dean Sienko, MD - Vice President for Health Programs, Carter Center
  • Theodore Johnson, MD, MPH - Chair of Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Paul W. Seavey Chair and Chief , Division of General Internal Medicine.
  • Sheryl Heron MD, MPH - Vice Chair of Faculty Equity, Engagement and Empowerment for Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Inclusion for Emory University School of Medicine
  • Gregory S. Noland, PhD, MPH - Program Director, Carter Center
  • Mirza L. Rhaman, MD, MPH - Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization