Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Welcome from Chair Ted Johnson, MD

Welcome to the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine! I’m proud to serve as Chair for a department uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive team-based primary care services, interdisciplinary health professional education, and community-based research in the metro Atlanta area. 

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

Featured Content

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

Bernadette Baker, MD, the fifth LaHouse Scholar

The LaHouse Family Medicine Residency Fund catalyzed our program expansion from 24 to 30 trainees. Each year since 2015, we have designated an intern as our LaHouse Scholar. Family physicians are needed to ensure that all Georgians have affordable access to patient-centered primary care.

Inside the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is a hub for internal policies, documents, and updates that support and benefit the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine faculty, trainees, and staff. This site is still being developed and new resources will continue to be added.

News Highlights

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.

Dr. Tammie Quest and Dr. Dio Kavalieratos have been awarded $500,000 by the Fraser-Parker Foundation to build a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to expand the pipeline of investigators in serious illness and palliative care research. Drs. Quest and Kavalieratos will partner with Dr. Khaliah Johnson from the Department of Pediatrics to lead this new Palliative Care Science @ Emory team. Dr. Quest is Professor and Director of the Division of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Kavalieratos is Associate Professor and Director of Research and Quality for the Division of Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Jodie Guest is leading Emory’s COVID-19 testing and education efforts in the Latinx community in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta. Dr. Guest is Associate Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine as well as Professor and Vice Chair or the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health.

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