NHS Faculty

NHS is an interdepartmental program, drawing faculty from across the University. Links below will direct you to the more information on each faculty member.

Name Affiliations Research Interests
O Yaw Addo Emory Hubert Department of Global Health; Global Health Institute; Nutrition Branch-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nutritional assessment and anthropometry, effects of environmental insults (malnutrition, infection, etc.) on physical growth/maturation, obesity/body composition and health in children & adolescents, nutrition and health surveillance systems, maternal child health.
Mohammed K. Ali Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Department of Epidemiology; Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Diabetes prevention, cardio-metabolic management, health services research
Jessica A. Alvarez Emory School of Medicine; Winship Cancer Institute; Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airway Disease Research; HERCULES Exposome Research Center Clinical nutrition, body composition, fat distribution, metabolism, metabolomics, diet quality, obesity, chronic disease, cystic fibrosis
George Beck Department of Medicine/Endocrinology; Winship Cancer Institute Bone metabolism, cancer prevention, and phosphorus consumption
Heidi Michels Blanck Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC  Nutrition policies, early care and education obesity standards, food service guidelines, food insecurity, food systems, childhood obesity
Roberd Bostick Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health; Joint appointment in Hematology & Medical Oncology, School of Medicine; Member, Winship Cancer Institute Etiology and primary prevention of colorectal cancer, emphasizing the role of diet and nutrition and lifestyle, and the development and application of treatable biomarkers of risk for colorectal neoplasms.
Lou Ann Brown Department of Pediatrics Fetal exposures and altered lung immunity
Solveig Argeseanu Cunningham Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Department of Sociology Obesity and diabetes, migration, globalization, early-life exposures and subsequent health, family and social networks
Hicham Drissi Department of Orthopaedics; Department of Cell Biology; School of Medicine Skeletal development regeneration and repair, stem cell biology.
Veronika "Nika" Fedirko Department of Epidemiology; Winship Cancer Institute Etiology, epidemiology, and outcomes of gastrointestinal cancers, molecular epidemiology, biomarkers, diet and nutrition, gut microbiome, chronic inflammation and gut barrier function, vitamin D, calcium
Rafael Flores-Ayala Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Hubert Department of Global Health Implementation science of large scale nutrition programs, national nutrition surveys, and surveillance systems as well as studies in nutrition and growth, impact of micronutrient interventions and consequences of early malnutrition.  
Diane M. Harris Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Public health strategies to create healthy food environments, particularly those that promote fruit and vegetable intake for children (schools, child care); nutrition standards; farm to institution; dietary intake surveillance (especially fruit and vegetable intake)
Terry Hartman Department of Epidemiology; Winship Cancer Institute Diet assessment, role of diet in cancer prevention and control, obesity, maternal and child health outcomes
Dean Jones School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, adjunct appointments in Department of Biochemistry and Department of Pediatrics; Winship Cancer Institute; Clinical Biomarkers Laboratory High-resolution metabolomics, redox biology and oxidative stress, nutritional and environmental factors in human health and disease
Elena Kuklina Division of Reproductive health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maternal health epidemiology: surveillance and  use of lifestyle chages to prevent and manage chronic conditions among women of reproductive age
Felipe Lobelo Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Exercise is Medicine Global Research and Collaboration Center Physical activity and lifestyle interventions, mHealth, obesity, diabetes and CVD in adults and children
Michele Marcus Environmental Health and Pediatrics; Emory Schools of Public Health and Medicine Health Effects of food contaminated with brominated flame retardants
Reynaldo Martorell Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Health Institute Maternal and child nutrition, child growth and development, micronutrient malnutrition, the emergence of obesity in developing countries (double burden), long-term consequences of the state of nutrition in early childhood, program design and evaluation, food and nutrition policy.  
Lauren McCullough Epidemiology; Winship Cancer Institute Cancer, obesity, physical activity, epigenetics, disparities
Marjorie L. McCullough Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society Cancer, chronic disease, diet, nutrition, diet patterns, calcium, vitamin D
Claudia R Morris Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Emory Children's Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research Arginine-nitric oxide pathway, nutritional therapies that target oxidative stress, sickle cell, trauma, asthma, bronchiolitis
K.M Venkat Narayan Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Department of Epidemiology; Department of Medicine Diabetes epidemiology and prevention, cardiometabolic diseases, large cohort studies and randomized trials, diabetes unique phenotypes.
Helena Pachon Hubert Department of Global Health; Food Fortification Initiative Food fortification to reduce micronutrient malnutrition
Shivani Patel Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center Cardiometabolic disease, health behaviors, child development, social epidemiology
Cria Perrine Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding, infant and young child nutrition, iodine
Lawrence Phillips Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids; Clinical Studies Center, Atlanta VA Medical Center Diabetes - epidemiology, screening, diagnosis and management, use of lifestyle change (VA's MOVE program) in management of diabetes and prediabetes, effects on health outcomes, resource use and costs, mortality
Usha Ramakrishnan Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center; Emory Global Research For Women; Maternal and child nutrition, nutrition assessment, micronutrient malnutrition, essential fatty acids, nutrition and early childhood growth and development, program implementation and evaluation
Mary Serdula Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Implementation science of large scale nutrition programs, international nutrition surveys and surveillance systems, evaluation of micronutrient interventions
Andrea Sharma Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maternal and child health, pregnancy nutrition, micronutrient malnutrition, developmental origins of health and disease
Karen Siegel Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes prevention, food and agricultural policy
Rani H Singh Department of Human Genetic;, Department of Pediatrics Clinical Nutrition for inherited metabolic disorders diagnosed through expanded newborn screening, nutrigenetics /nutrigenomics, metabolomics, indirect calorimetry and body composition, dietary assessments and interventions to evaluate patient outcomes, developing evidence-based treatment guidelines and online teaching
Lisa Staimez Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center Type 2 diabetes prevention, pathophysiology, epigenetics
Aryeh Stein Hubert Department of Global Health; Department of Epidemiology; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center Life course epidemiology, nutrition and cognitive function, nutrition and chronic disease, first 1000 days, growth, anthropometry, adolescence
Vicky Stevens Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society Molecular and genetics risk factors for cancer, obesity, smoking cessation, metabolomics
Parmi Suchdev Department of Pediatrics; Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Health Institute Global health, micronutrient malnutrition, nutrition and infection/inflammation
Vin Tangpricha Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids Vitamin D, cystic fibrosis, chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis
Paige Tolbert Department of Environmental Health; Department of Epidemiology; Department of Environmental Sciences Environmental epidemiology
Viola Vaccarino Department of Epidemiology; Department of Medicine (Cardiology) Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, women’s health, behavioral and emotional risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Miriam Vos Department of Pediatrics Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, pediatric obesity treatment and prevention, lipid metabolism, fructose/sugar 
Amy Webb Girard Hubert Department of Global Health; Department of Epidemiology; Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Policy and Practice; Emory Urban Health Initiative; Masters in Development Practice Program Social determinants of maternal and child nutrition, food systems and food security, nutrition program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, mixed methods 
Mary Beth Weber Hubert Department of Global Health; Emory Global Diabetes Research Center Diabetes prevention, lifestyle behaviors, implementation and translational research, mixed methods
Neale Weitzmann Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids Bone biology, osteoimmunology, metabolic bone disease, HIV infection and bone loss
Jean Welsh Department of Pediatrics; Child Wellness Department, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Child nutrition and obesity/chronic disease prevention, community-based prevention and treatment programs
Anne M. Williams Hubert Department of Global Health Double burden of malnutrition, innovative techniques to improve maternal and child nutrition in low income settings, breast milk biology, role of infection in nutritional assessment
Melissa Young Hubert Department of Global Health Maternal and child nutrition (maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, breastfeeding, complementary feeding, micronutrient supplementation and early growth failure, severe acute malnutrition), program implementation and evaluation.
Chris Yun Department of Medicine; Winship Cancer Institute Cancer, IBD, signal transduction, phospholipids, diarrhea
Thomas Ziegler School of Medicine; Winship Cancer Institute; Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airway Disease Research; HERCULES Exposome Research Center Clinical nutrition, body composition, metabolism, metabolomics, diet quality, obesity, chronic disease, cystic fibrosis, nutrition support