Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

About Us

Our Department faculty are dedicated to caring for a diverse patient population in a variety of settings, improving the health of patients and families through cutting-edge research, and educating learners.

We train:

Students (medicine, physician assistant, nursing)
Residents (family medicine, preventive medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery)
Fellows (hospice and palliative medicine)

Divisions, Programs and Faculty

In the Spotlight

The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), as well as to integrating the practice of DEI into every facet of our Department.

The Department offers community engagement opportunities for our faculty, staff, residents and students through partnerships with local organizations. 

FMR Health Research Track names 1st Scholar

Dr. Nikhila Gandrakota has been named the first Family Medicine Residency Health Research Track Scholar. As part of this program, Dr. Gandrakota will prepare a manuscript for publication, present research findings at a national conference, and work under the supervision of her mentors.  

Dr. Gandrakota

News Highlights

Rethinking our approach to health after a pandemic: Lessons learned from Covid-19.

Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 6 pm
Speaker: Sandro Galea, MD MPH DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University
Location: Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta 30322

Dr. Thompson Appointed New Family Medicine Division Director Jan. 2022

Dr. Tina-Ann Thompson has been named Division Director for the Division of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Thompson is currently the Program Lead for Emory Primary Care (over 50 practice locations and 120 providers) working directly with practices as a medical director and leading the group of the three medical directors.

Dr. Thompson

After serving as Interim Director, as of July 1, 2021 Sandra Valenciano, MD, MPH became the permanent CEO/District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health. Dr. Valenciano completed her residency in Preventive Medicine at Emory in 2020 and she serves as adjunct assistant professor for the division. 

A recent JAMA Open Network article by department faculty Dr. Megha Shah, Dr. Neena Ghose, Dr. Miranda Moore, and Dr. Mo Ali examines US national estimates of nurse burnout rate and associated factors that may put nurses at risk for burnout. With increasing demands placed on frontline nurses during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, these findings suggest an urgent need for solutions to address burnout among nurses.

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