New Tenure-Track Faculty: 2017

Tenure-track faculty | Non-tenure track faculty

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Kadji Amin
Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Kadji Amin completed his PhD in Romance Studies (French) at Duke University (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Amin held positions at Stony Brook University and the University of Pennsylvania. Amin's primary scholarly focus is at the intersection of queer and sexuality studies, critical race studies, transgender studies, feminist theory, and French and Francophone postcolonial studies. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Feminist Formations, and Women's Studies Quarterly.

Weihua An
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Quantitative Theory and Methods
Weihua An completed his PhD in Sociology at Harvard University (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, An held positions at Harvard University and Indiana University. An's primary research spans both quantitative methodology (such as network analysis and causal inference) and substantive areas in sociology (such as health and social policy, organizations, and development). His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Social Forces, Sociological Methodology, Sociological Methods and Research, Social Networks, and Network Science.

Dorian Arnold
Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Dorian Arnold completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Arnold held a position at the University of New Mexico. Arnold's research focuses on the theory, design and implementation of software and tools that make large, complex high-performance computer systems efficiently and reliably accessible to computer systems non-experts. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, Parallel Computing, and Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. In addition, twice his research projects have been distinguished as Top 100 R&D projects.

Valerie Babb
Acting Professor, African American Studies and English
Valerie Babb completed her PhD in English at State University of New York at Buffalo (1981). She will join the faculty at Emory in January 2018. Babb has held positions at the University of Georgia, Georgetown University, and Middlebury College. Babb's primary scholarly focus is African American literature and culture, transatlantic studies, and constructions of race and gender. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Phylon, MELUS, and Southern Quarterly.

Natália Bueno
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Natália Bueno is expected to complete her PhD in Political Science at Yale University prior to joining the faculty at Emory in January 2018. Bueno's primary research focus is on distributive politics, political behavior, and the political economy of development. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Politics & Society, and a forthcoming article in Comparative Political Studies.

David Civitello
Assistant Professor, Biology
David Civitello completed his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Indiana University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Civitello held positions at University of South Florida, and University of California, Santa Barbara. Civitello's primary scholarly focus is on comparative analyses of the construction of Anglophone, francophone and Germanophone Black identities, and their relationships to epistemologies in both the white West and African Diaspora. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Ecology Letters, Chemosphere, and Journal of Animal Ecology.

Lydia Fort
Assistant Professor, Theater and Dance
Lydia Fort earned her MFA in Directing at the University of Washington (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Fort held positions at City University of New York, and New York University. Fort's primary scholarly focus is on investigating a global approach to theatre training in higher education. She has produced and directed a number of plays, including Cell and RIP.TIED.

Jennifer Heemstra
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Jennifer Heemstra completed her PhD in Chemistry at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2005). Prior to joining the Emory College faculty in 2017, Heemstra held positions at the University of Utah and Harvard University. Heemstra's primary research focus is on harnessing the molecular recognition capabilities of nucleic acids for applications in biosensing and bioimaging. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The Journal of American Chemical Society, Biophysical Journal, and Analytical Chemistry.

Timothy Holland
Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies
Timothy Holland completed his PhD in Critical Studies at the University of Southern California (2015). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Holland held a position at North Carolina State University. Holland's primary scholarly focus is the history of film theory, politics and aesthetics of world cinema, Francophone film and culture, and philosophical approaches to film and media. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Discourse, Derrida and Cinema, and Film Philosophy.

Katharina Koelle
Associate Professor, Biology
Katharina Koelle completed her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Michigan (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Koelle held a position at Duke University. Koelle's primary scholarly focus is on understanding the joint ecological and evolutionary dynamics of viral infectious diseases through the use of quantitative analyses. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature, Science, and Molecular Biology and Evolution.

Nelson Lind
Assistant Professor, Economics
Nelson Lind completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of California-San Diego (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Lind held a position at University of California-San Diego. Lind's primary scholarly focus is on macroeconomics.

John Lindo
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
John Lindo completed his PhD in Biological Anthropology at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (2015). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Lindo held positions at University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and University of Pennsylvania. Lindo's primary scholarly focus is on demographic fluctuations of a human civilization through time and the effects of tropical disease on the Mayan civilization. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Science, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and PLOS One.

Mi Luo
Assistant Professor, Economics
Mi Luo completed her PhD in Economics at New York University (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Luo held positions at Federal Reserve Bank of New York and New York University. Luo's primary research focus is on macroeconomics, financial economics, and labor economics. She has a forthcoming article in Economic Inquiry.

Dwight A. McBride
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor, African American Studies
Dwight McBride completed his PhD in English Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, McBride held positions at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Pittsburgh. McBride's primary scholarly focus is African American studies, African American literature, LGBTQ studies, and cultural studies. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Callaloo, The Journal of Black Studies, and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Nicole Vega
Assistant Professor, Biology
Nicole Vega completed her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry at Boston University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Dr. Vega held a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Vega's primary research focus is to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of heterogeneity within microbial communities, particularly those supported by living hosts. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Chemical Biology and Journal of Fish Biology.

Javier Villa-Flores
Acting Associate Professor, Religion
Javier Villa-Flores completed his PhD in Latin American History at the University of California, San Diego (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Dr. Villa-Flores held positions at the University of Guadalajara and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Villa-Flores's primary scholarly focus is on the study of the interface of religion, colonialism, performance studies, and the social history of language. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Colonial Latin American Review and the Hispanic American Historical Review.

Calvin Warren
Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Calvin Warren completed his PhD in African American Studies at Yale University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Dr. Warren held positions at George Washington University, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Warren's primary scholarly focus is in philosophy, sexuality and gender studies. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nineteenth Century Contexts and CR: The New Centennial Review.

Michelle Wright
Professor, English
Michelle Wright completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Wright held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, and University of Michigan. Wright's primary scholarly focus is on comparative analyses of the construction of Anglophone, francophone and Germanophone Black identities, and their relationships to epistemologies in both the white West and African Diaspora. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Qualitative Sociology, and Transforming Anthropology.

Wei Wu
Assistant Professor, Religion
Wei Wu completed her PhD in Religion at Princeton University (2017). Wu's primary scholarly focus is Chinese Buddhism, religious transmission, religion and gender, religion and environment, and the interaction between Buddhism and Daoism.

William Wuest
GRA Distinguished Investigator and Acting Associate Professor, Chemistry
William Wuest completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Pennsylvania (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Wuest held positions at University of Pennsylvania, NovaLyse BioSolutions, and Temple University. Wuest's scholarly focus is on techniques in synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology to better understand bacterial biofilm processes. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Tetrahedron, Journal of Antibiotics, and Journal of American Chemical Society.

Oxford College

Gwendolynne Reid
Assistant Professor, English and Director of Writing Programs
Gwendolynne Reid completed her PhD in Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Reid held positions at North Carolina State University. Reid's primary scholarly focus is digital writing in the disciplines, with research interests that include writing across the curriculum, genre studies, multimodality, and writing program administration. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Across the Disciplines and she has a chapter in Writing Assignments in Context.

Melissa Hage
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science
Melissa Hage completed her PhD in Geology at the University of Tennessee (2015). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Hage held positions at University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County and Willamette University. Hage's primary scholarly focus is on petrographic, geochemical and iron isotopic analysis of banded iron formation, a type of chemical sediment formed in the oceans during the early days of Earth's history. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Astrobiology and Freshwater Biology.

Pablo Palomino
Assistant Professor, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Mellon Faculty Fellow
Pablo Palomino completed his PhD in Latin American History at University of California, Berkeley (2014). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Palomino held a position at the University of Chicago. Palomino's primary scholarly focus is the cultural history of modern Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico) with an emphasis on the transnational formation of Latin America as a world region in the 20th century. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Social History and as a chapter in Mazel Tov, Amigos!: Jews and Popular Music in the Americas.

Teresa Romano
Assistant Professor, Economics
Teresa Romano completed her PhD in Economics at Duke University (2014). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Romano held positions at Goucher College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Romano's primary scholarly focus is on K-12 education policy and its impact on resource allocation and subsequent student outcomes. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Economics of Education Review.

Goizueta Business School

Panagiotis (Panos) Adamopoulos
Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM)
Panagiotis (Panos) Adamopoulos completed his PhD in Information Systems at New York University (2016). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Adamopoulos held positions at the University of Minnesota and New York University as well as Relational S.A. and Toyota Hellas S.A. Adamopoulos' primary research interests include data science, machine learning, econometrics, and experimental research designs in the areas of recommender systems, e-business, social media, and e-learning.

Tetyana Balyuk
Assistant Professor, Finance
Tetyana Balyuk completed her PhD in Finance at the University of Toronto's Joseph L. Rotman School of Management (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Balyuk held positions at the University of Toronto and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Balyuk's primary research interests are corporate finance, lending, credit risk, fintech, and financial intermediation.

Ruomeng Cui
Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM)
Ruomeng Cui completed her PhD in Operations Management, Northwestern University (2014). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Cui held positions at Indiana University's Kelly School of Business. Cui's primary research interests include Empirical operations management, Supply chain management, Information sharing and Government procurement. She has a published article in Management Science.

Christoph Herpfer
Assistant Professor, Finance
Christoph Herpfer completed his PhD in Finance at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Herpfer held positions in École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and London School of Economics as well as Goldman Sachs, Deutshe Bank and Oliver Wyman. Herpfer's primary research interests include corporate finance, banking, and law and finance.

Ozgecan Kocak
Associate Professor, Organization & Management
Ozgecan Kocak completed her PhD in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Kocak held positions at Columbia Business School and Sabanci University. Kocak research focuses on the interaction of economic actors in the markets. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Management Science and American Journal of Sociology.

Daniel McCarthy
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Daniel McCarthy completed his PhD in Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, McCarthy held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Two Six Capital and Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative. McCarthy is also the Co-founder and Chief Statistician of Zodiac, Quantitative Marketing Technology. McCarthy's primary research includes Bayesian models, time series analysis, computational methods, and marketing-finance interface. His articles have been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Marketing.

Karen Sedatole
Professor, Accounting
Karen Sedatole completed her PhD in Business Administration at the University of Michigan (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Sedatole held positions at Michigan State University. Sedatole's primary research focus on the determinants and consequences of evaluation and reward systems, control in inter-organizational collaborations, and the measurement and use of non-financial performance measures for performance management. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and The Accounting Review.

Jianxin (Donny) Zhao
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Jianxin (Donny) Zhao completed his PhD in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Zhao held positions at the University of North Carolina. Zhao's primary research interests include debt markets, financial accounting, social networks, and corporate governance.

School of Medicine

Joshua D. Chandler
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Joshua D. Chandler completed his PhD in Molecular Toxicology at the University of Colorado in Denver (2014). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Chandler held a position at Emory. Chandler's scholarly focus is cystic fibrosis. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Moulay Hicham Drissi
Professor, Orthopaedics
Moulay Hicham Drissi completed his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Paris V (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Drissi held positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Rochester. Drissi's scholarly focus is musculoskeletal and orthopaedic research. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and Bone.

Erik C. Dreaden
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Erik C. Dreaden completed his PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Dreaden held a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dreaden's primary scholarly focus is in tumor immunity. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Clinical Cancer Research, Science Signaling, and Nature Communications.

Eliver Ghosn
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Eliver Ghosn completed his PhD in B Cell and Macrophages at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Ghosn held positions at Stanford University. Ghosn's primary scholarly focus is immunology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Stem Cell Reports and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Jennifer Q. Kwong
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Jennifer Q. Kwong completed her PhD in Neuroscience at Cornell University (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Kwong held a position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Kwong's primary scholarly focus is cardiovascular biology. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell Metabolism and Circulation Research.

Dorothy A. Lerit
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology
Dorothy A. Lerit completed her PhD in Molecular Biology at Princeton University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Lerit held positions at NIH. Lerit's primary clinical and scholarly focus is RNA localization, centrosome function and cancer. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Cell Biology and Nature Medicine.

Gregory B. Lesinski
Associate Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Gregory B. Lesinski completed his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at The Medical College of Ohio (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Lesinski held positions at The Ohio State University. Lesinski's primary scholarly focus is gastrointestinal oncology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Bo Liang
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Bo Liang completed his PhD in Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Liang held a position at Harvard Medical School. Liang's primary scholarly focus is molecular biophysics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell and Molecular Cell.

Jennifer Gladys Mulle
Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
Jennifer Gladys Mulle completed her PhD in Human Genetics at Johns Hopkins University (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Mulle held positions at Johns Hopkins University and Emory. Mulle's primary scholarly focus is human genetics. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Clinical Investigation and Genome Medicine.

Chethan Pandarinath
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Chethan Pandarinath completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Pandarinath held a position at Stanford University. Pandarinath's primary scholarly focus is neuroengineering. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Medicine and Science Translational Medicine.

Amir Pourmorteza
Assistant Professor, Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Amir Pourmorteza completed his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (2014). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Pourmorteza held positions at The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Johns Hopkins University. Pourmorteza's primary scholarly focus is translational imaging science. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Radiology and Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Stefan G. Sarafianos
Acting Professor, Pediatrics
Stefan G. Sarafianos completed his PhD in Biochemistry at Georgetown University (1993). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Sarafianos held positions at the University of Missouri and Rutgers University. Sarafianos's primary scholarly focus is biochemical pharmacology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and Hepatology.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Victoria Pak
Assistant Professor
Victoria Pak completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Pak held positions at Yale University School of Nursing and the University if Pennsylvania. Pak's primary scholarly focus surrounds occupational health and translational research. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including AAOHN Journal, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, and the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Lisa Thompson
Associate Professor
Lisa Thompson completed her PhD in Environmental Health Science at the University of California, Berkeley (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Thompson held positions at the University of California, San Francisco and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Thompson's primary scholarly focus surrounds environmental health. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Lancet.

Kelly Wiltse Nicely
Assistant Professor, Nursing and Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Kelly Wiltse Nicely completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Wiltse Nicely held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Wiltse Nicely's primary scholarly focus surrounds clinical nurse anesthesia and best policy and practices. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Policy Politics and Nursing Practice, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal, and Health Services Research.

Rollins School of Public Health

David Benkeser
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
David Benkeser completed his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Washington (2016). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Benkeser was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Benkeser's primary scholarly focus is developing statistical methods that integrate machine learning and causal inference. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Statistics in Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine.

James Lavery
Professor, Global Health and Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics
James Lavery completed his PhD in Medical Science/Bioethics at the University of Toronto (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Lavery was Associate Professor and Managing Director of Centre for Ethical, Social and Cultural Risk at University of Toronto. Lavery's primary scholarly focus is on ethical issues pertaining to community and stakeholder engagement in research and public health interventions in global settings. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The Lancet, American Journal of Public Health, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Shivani A. Patel
Assistant Professor, Global Health
Shivani A. Patel completed her MD at Johns Hopkins University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Patel was Research Assistant Professor of Global Health at Emory. Patel's primary scholarly focus is on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and depression primarily in India. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Benjamin Risk
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Benjamin Risk completed his PhD in Statistics at Cornell University (2015). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Risk was a postdoctoral associate with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Risk's primary scholarly focus is on neuroimaging statistics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including NeuroImage, Biometrics, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Amit Shah
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Amit Shah completed his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Shah was a cardiology fellow at Emory. Shah's primary scholarly focus is the evaluation of mechanisms through which emotional stress increases cardiovascular disease risk. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the JAMA Cardiology, Circulation, and JACC.

Kristin Wall
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Kristin Wall completed her PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Wall held a post-doctoral position at Emory. Wall's primary scholarly focus is on HIV prevention, family planning, cost-effectiveness, and implementation science. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the International Journal of Epidemiology, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, and The Lancet HIV.

Courtney R. Yarbrough
Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management
Courtney Yarbrough completed her PhD in Public Administration and Policy at University of Georgia (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Yarbrough was a Lecturer in Health Economics at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Yarbrough's primary scholarly focus is finance, delivery and regulation in health services including the prescription of opioids. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Health Services Research, Journal of Public Policy, and Economic Inquiry.

Melissa Fox Young
Assistant Professor, Global Health
Melissa Fox Young completed her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Young was Research Assistant Professor at Emory. Young's primary scholarly focus is maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and child nutrition. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and PLoS One.

Candler School of Theology

Helen Jim Kim
Assistant Professor, American Religious History
Helen Jin Kim completed her PhD in the Study of Religion at Harvard University (2017). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Kim was a dissertation fellow with the Forum for Theological Exploration (2015-2016), and a visiting student at the Seoul National University Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (2016). Kim's primary scholarly focus is in the areas of the history of American religions, history of Christianity 1800-2000, Asian American religions, and theories and methods in the study of religion. Her articles and chapters have been published in Asian American Religions, The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History, Chinese America: History & Perspectives, and Misreading America: Scripting and Difference.