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; Hematology & Medical Oncology, School of Medicine; 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 environment particularly those that promote fruit and vegetable intake for children, nutrition standards, dietary intake surveillance

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

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine; Department of Biochemistry; 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

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; Department of Pediatrics, School of 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

Department of Epidemiology; Winship Cancer Institute

Cancer, obesity, physical activity, epigenetics

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 Genetics; Department of Pediatrics

Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention (MNT4P) for inherited metabolic disorders, expanded newborn screening & genetics services, metabolomics, genotype/phenotype correlations, access to calorimetry lab, diet intervention & patient outcomes, developing evidence-based treatment guidelines & 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