Promotion and Tenure: 2015 Profiles

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Carol Anderson
African American Studies
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Carol Anderson completed her PhD in History at Ohio State University (1995). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, she held positions at the University of Missouri. Anderson's primary research focus is human rights, U.S. Cold War foreign policy, decolonization, and African American history. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Diplomatic History, Journal of World History, and The Journal of the Historical Society.

Jericho Brown
English and Creative Writing
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jericho Brown completed his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, he held positions at the University of Houston, San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. Brown's primary writing focus is poetry. His poetry has been published in a number of leading journals including The New Yorker, Harvard Review, and American Poetry Review, and he has published two collections.

Tom Clark
Political Science
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Tom Clark completed his PhD at Princeton University (2008). He joined Emory upon completing his degree in August 2008. Clark's primary research focus is on the decision making in courts and the relationship between law and politics, especially in the American judiciary. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Theoretical Politics.

Caroline Fohlin
Economics
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Caroline Fohlin completed her PhD in Economics at the University of California Berkeley (1994). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, she held positions at Johns Hopkins University and the California Institute of Technology. Fohlin's primary research focus is financial history and the comparative analysis of financial system development over the 20th century. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, and Journal of Economic History.

Elena Glazov-Corrigan
Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Elena Glazov-Corrigan completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto (1989). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2001, she held a position at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan. Glazov-Corrigan's research focus is on poetics, theory, modernist poetry and prose (Russian, English, and American), Shakespeare, and classics. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Forum for Modern Language Studies, Slavic Review, and Shakespearean Criticism Yearbook.

Paul Kelleher
English
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Paul Kelleher completed his PhD in English Literature at Princeton University (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, he held positions at New York University and Oberlin College. Kelleher's primary research focus is 18th-century British literature and culture, sexuality studies, and disability studies. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Novel: A Forum on Fiction, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture.

Ruby Lal
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Ruby Lal completed her DPhil in Modern History at Oxford University, U.K. (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2005, she held positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Delhi in India. Lal's primary research focus is Indian women's history in the Mughal and colonial periods. She has published two major books: Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Coming of Age in Nineteenth-Century India: The Girl-Child and Art of Playfulness (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Feminist Studies, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, and Medieval History Journal.

Jonathan Master
Classics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jonathan Master completed his PhD in Classics at Princeton University (2007), and joined the faculty at Emory that same year. His primary research focus is Latin prose literature of the first and early second century A.D. Master's articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Materiali e discussioni per l'annalisi dei testi classici, Phoenix, and Classical Philology (forthcoming). His first book, Provincial Soldiers and Imperial Instability in the Histories of Tacitus, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.

Sue Mialon
Economics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Sue Mialon completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, she held a position at the University of North Dakota. Mialon's primary research focus is on the effective incentive design in the areas of antitrust law and policy, network regulation, and crime prevention. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and International Journal of Industrial Organization.

James Rilling
Anthropology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
James Rilling completed his PhD in Anthropology at Emory University (1998). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University. Rilling's primary research focus is using neuroimaging techniques to explore the neurobiological basis of human and non-human primate social cognition and comparison of human and non-human primate brain anatomy in order to identify human brain specializations and human brain evolution. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Science, Psychoneuroendocrinology, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Khalid Salaita
Chemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Khalid Salaita completed his PhD in Materials Chemistry at Northwestern University (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, he held a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Berkeley. Salaita's primary research focus is in the area of biophysical chemistry and mechanochemistry. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Methods, Nature Communication, and Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Dietrich Stout
Anthropology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Dietrich Stout completed his PhD in Paleoanthropology at Indiana University (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, he held positions at University College London, George Washington University, and the Stone Age Institute and Center for Research into Anthropological Foundations of Technology. Stout's primary research focus is evolution of brain and cognition, paleolithic archaeology, lithic technology, and cognitive neuroscience. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Neuroimage, Journal of Archaeological Science, and Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

Miriam Udel
Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Miriam Udel completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at Harvard University (2008). Her appointment at Emory in 2007 was her first academic position. Udel's primary research focus is the Jewish encounter with modernity, especially as understood through Jewish literary modernism. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Prooftexts, Polin, and Jewish Social Studies (forthcoming). Her first book, Never Better!: The Modern Jewish Picaresque will be published by the University of Michigan Press in early 2016.

Alessandro Veneziani
Mathematics and Computer Science
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Alessandro Veneziani completed his PhD in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the University of Milan, Italy (1998). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, he held positions at Politecnico di Milano and University of Bergamo, Italy, and at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausann (EPFL) in Switzerland. Veneziani's primary research focus is computational fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and blood flow problems. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Scientific Computing, Journal of Computational Physics, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Vivian Z. Yue
Economics
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Vivian Z. Yue completed her PhD in Economics at University of Pennsylvania (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, she held positions at New York University and Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Yue's primary research focus is international finance and macroeconomics. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Oxford College

Alicia DeNicola
Anthropology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Alicia DeNicola completed her PhD in Anthropology at Syracuse University (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, she held positions at Willamette University and Union College. DeNicola's primary research focus is cultural anthropology with concentrations in economic anthropology and the relation of economics to the environment. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cultural Studies and Context, and she has coedited a book in press at Bloomsbury, Critical Craft: Technology, Globalization and Capitalism.

Nichole Powell
Chemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Nichole Powell completed her PhD in Biochemistry at Georgia State University (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, she held positions at Tuskegee University. Powell's primary research focus is chemical biology and chemistry education. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The Journal of College Science Teaching and The Journal of Oncology and Hematology.

Goizueta Business School

Erika H. James
Organization and Management
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Erika H. James completed her MA and PhD in Organizational Psychology at the University of Michigan (1993/1995 respectively). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Dean James held positions at Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, Harvard Business School, Harvard University and Freeman School of Business, Tulane University. Her primary research focus is workplace diversity and crisis leadership. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Business Horizons, European Financial Review and Journal of Financial Transformation.

Richard Makadok
Organization and Management
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Richard Makadok completed his PhD in Management, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania (1994). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1997, he held positions at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. Makadok's primary research focus is strategic management, competitive advantage, resource-based view, information economics, and mutual fund industry. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Strategic Management Journal, Management Science and Academy of Management Review.

School of Law

Ani B. Satz
Law
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Ani B. Satz completed her JD at the University of Michigan (2001) and her PhD in Philosophy from Monash University (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University in 2003, she held a position at Yale University. Satz' research focuses on access to health care, disability discrimination, and the well-being of nonhuman animals. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Washington & Lee Law Review, Washington Law Review, and Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.

Urska Velikonja
Law
Promotion to Associate Professor without Grant of Tenure
Urksa Velikonja completed her JD at Harvard Law School (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, she was an assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law. Velikonja's primary research focus is securities regulation and enforcement. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the California Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review.

Liza Vertinsky
Law
Grant of Tenure within Rank of Associate Professor
Liza Vertinsky completed her JD at Harvard Law School (1997) and her PhD in Economics at Harvard University (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University in 2008, she held a position at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Vertinsky's primary research focus is on how patent law and policies impact the organization of economic activities with respect to innovation. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the UC-Davis Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, and Alabama Law Review.

School of Medicine

Bekh Bradley
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Bekh Bradley completed his PhD in Clinical Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2003, he held positions at Southern Illinois University. Bradley's primary research focus is identification of both psychosocial and biological risk and resiliency factors as they pertain to stress-related psychological and behavioral problems. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Nature.

Kevin Bunting
Pediatrics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Kevin Bunting completed his PhD in Biochemistry at Wake Forest University (1995). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, he held positions at the American Red Cross Holland Laboratory, George Washington University, and Case Western Reserve University. Bunting's primary research focus is on understanding the molecular mechanisms of blood cell development and the changes that lead to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood, Nature Medicine, and Cancer Research.

David J. Cutler
Human Genetics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
David J. Cutler completed his PhD in Population Biology at the University of California, Davis (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, he held positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cutler's primary research focus is on the creation of analytical tools to help understand large, complex genetic datasets, including whole genome sequencing data, in a realistic context that allows for genotyping error and complicated genetic effects. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Medical Genetics, PLoS One, and Nature.

Paul A. Dawson
Pediatrics
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Paul A. Dawson received his PhD in Pharmacological Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1986). Prior to joining Emory in 2014, he held positions at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dawson's research interests focus on bile formation and its role in metabolism and pathobiology with a focus on developing new therapeutics for chronic liver disease and obesity. He will also serve as Director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Physiology, Gastroenterology, and Journal of Hepatology.

Michael P. Epstein
Human Genetics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Michael P. Epstein completed his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan (2002). He joined the faculty at Emory upon graduation. Epstein's primary research focus is on statistical methods to identify genetic variants in genomes that increase the risk for diseases with a major epidemiological impact. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Human Genetics, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Nature.

Anne M. Fitzpatrick
Pediatrics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Anne M. Fitzpatrick completed her PhD in Nursing Science at The Ohio State University (2004). She joined Emory after graduation. Fitzpatrick's primary research focus is the pathophysiology of severe asthma and the impact of redox disturbances in modulating innate immune responses, airway physiological function, and the response to corticosteroids. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of the American Medical Association, and PLoS One.

Eldon E. Geisert Jr.
Ophthalmology
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Eldon E. Geisert Jr. received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1978). Prior to joining Emory in 2014, he held positions at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Geisert's research interests involve the response of the nervous system to injury focusing on the retina, using genetics with systems biology approach. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Journal of Neuroscience, and Genetics.

Leonard T. Heffner Jr.
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Leonard T. Heffner Jr. completed his MD at Wake Forest University (1969). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1974, he held positions at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Heffner's primary research focus is clinical research in hematologic malignancies based on drug development protocols and cooperative group phase 2 and 3 protocols. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood, Leukemia, and Cancer.

R. Paul Johnson
Medicine
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
R. Paul Johnson received his MD from Harvard Medical School (1984). Prior to joining Emory in 2014, Johnson held positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Harvard University. Johnson's research interests focus on the immunology of HIV and SIV infection. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Immunological Methods, Neuroscience, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Michael H. Koval
Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Michael H. Koval completed his PhD in Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University (1990). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2005, he held positions at the University of Pennsylvania. Koval's primary research focus is on understanding the proteins that form gap junctions to enable intercellular communication, and tight junctions that form and regulate the permeability of epithelial barriers. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature, Journal of Cell Biology, and Blood.

Andrew P. Kowalczyk
Cell Biology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Andrew P. Kowalcyzk completed his PhD in Cell Biology and Physiology at Albany Medical College (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1998, he held positions at Northwestern University. Kowalcyzk's primary research focus is on the mechanisms whereby cell-cell contact is established and regulated, with particular attention to the role of adhesion molecule endocytosis in vascular development and the mechanisms of desmosome disassembly in the skin disease pemphigus vulgaris. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood, American Journal of Pathology, and Journal of Cell Biology.

Nael A. McCarty
Pediatrics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Nael A. McCarty completed his PhD in Cell Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1990). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1994, his held positions at the California Institute of Technology. McCarty's primary research foci include cellular mechanisms of ion transport with a focus on the CFTR chloride channel that is defective in cystic fibrosis (CF), as well as the molecular ecology of predator-prey interactions in the marine environment. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Eric A. Ortlund
Biochemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Eric A. Ortlund completed his PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2007, he held positions at the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ortlund's primary research focus is a cross-disciplinary approach that combines structural, biochemical, biological, and phylogenetic methods to characterize human nuclear receptors involved in stress, development, cancer, and lipid metabolism. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Science, PNAS, and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.

Cheng-Kui Qu
Pediatrics
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Cheng-Kui Qu completed his MD at Anhui Medical University (1987) and his PhD in Experimental Hematology from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (1993). Prior to joining Emory University in 2013, he held positions at Case Western Reserve University, University of Maryland, and George Washington University. Qu's primary research focus is on juvenile myelomonocyctic leukemia, phosphatase function, and cancer stem cell metabolism. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Oncogene, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Blood.

Leslee J. Shaw
Medicine
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Leslee J. Shaw completed her PhD in Health Services Research at St. Louis University (1994). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 1997, she held positions at Duke University. Shaw's primary research focus is on clinical outcomes, health care quality, and comparative effectiveness research, with a particular emphasis on the development of effective and efficient strategies of patient care that utilize cardiovascular imaging in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Heart Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Cardiology.

Dmitry M. Shayakhmetov
Pediatrics
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Dmitry M. Shayakhmetov completed his PhD in Molecular Biology at the National Institute of Applied Biotechnology (1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, he held positions at the University of Washington. Shayakhmetov's research interests focus on immune, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Virology, Cancer Research, and the Journal of Immunology.

David S. Weiss
Medicine
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
David S. Weiss completed his PhD at New York University School of Medicine (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, he held positions at Stanford University. Weiss' primary research focus is microbial pathogenesis and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Science and Nature.

Manuel S. Yepes
Neurology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Manuel S. Yepes completed his MD at Javeriana University in Bogota, Columbia (1989). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2005, he held positions at Georgetown University. Yepes' primary research focus is on understanding the mechanism whereby recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rtPA) increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier during cerebral ischemia, and on designing therapeutic targets for acute ischemic stroke patients. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood, The Lancet, and Journal of Neuroscience.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Vicki Stover Hertzberg
Nursing
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Vicki Stover Hertzberg completed her PhD in Biomathematics at the University of Washington (1980). Prior to joining the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in 2015, she held positions at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and the University of Cincinnati. Hertzberg's primary research focus is "big data" and its impact on health care. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, PLoS ONE, and Pediatrics.

Marcia McDonnell Holstad
Nursing
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Marcia McDonnell Holstad completed her PhD in Health Policy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (1996). Prior to joining the Emory faculty in 1986, she held positions at Georgia State University and Grady Memorial Hospital. Holstad's primary research focus is on understanding medication adherence and risk behavior in patients with HIV/AIDS. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including AIDS Patient Care and STDs, AIDS and Behavior, and Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Rollins School of Public Health

Mohammed K. Ali
Global Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Mohammed K. Ali completed his MD at the University of Cape Town in South Africa (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, he was a part-time clinician and research fellow in Oxford. Ali's primary research foci are in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, global health, and implementation sciences. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet.

Kimberly Jacob Arriola
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Kimberly Jacob Arriola completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Northeastern University (1998). Since joining the faculty at Emory in 1999, Arriola's work has focused on studying social and behavioral factors that impact the health of marginalized populations and communities of color. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports, and American Journal of Health Promotion.

Carla J. Berg
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Carla J. Berg completed her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Kansas (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, she held positions at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota. Berg's primary research focus is cancer prevention and survivorship, with a specific focus on health behavior change, particularly tobacco control. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Janet R. Cummings
Health Policy and Management
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Janet R. Cummings received her PhD in Health Policy Management from the University of California, Los Angeles (2009). Her research focuses on issues concerning access to and quality of mental health care among children, with a particular emphasis on socioeconomic, geographic, and racial/ethnic disparities. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and American Journal of Public Health.

Jason M. Hockenberry
Health Policy and Management
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jason M. Hockenberry completed his PhD in Economics at Lehigh University (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, he was on the faculty at the University of Iowa. Hockenberry's primary research focus is health care economics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine (now JAMA Internal Medicine).

Juan S. Leon
Global Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Juan S. Leon completed his PhD and MPH in Immunology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Epidemiology at Northwestern University (2003). He joined the faculty at Emory in 2008. Leon's primary focus is to prevent parasitic and enteric diseases (with a focus on norovirus and rotavirus, leading causes of diarrhea worldwide) in vulnerable populations of the Americas. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Vaccine, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal of Virology.

Colleen McBride
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Colleen McBride completed her PhD in Behavioral Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota (1990). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, she held positions at the University of Washington, Duke University Medical Center, and the National Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. McBride's primary research focus is in design of interventions that integrate emerging genomic knowledge to enhance their effectiveness for promoting behavior change. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Genetics, American Journal of Public Health, and Annual Review of Public Health.

Anne C. Spaulding
Epidemiology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Anne C. Spaulding completed her MD at the Medical College of Virginia (1989). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2005, she held positions at the Medical College of Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brown Medical School, and the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Spaulding's primary research focus is preventing HIV and HCV by addressing the needs of persons in correctional facilities. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Clinical Infectious Disease, and American Journal of Epidemiology.

Kathryn M. Yount
Global Health | Sociology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Kathryn M. Yount completed her PhD in Social and Family Demography at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, she was a fellow at The World Health Organization in Geneva. Yount's primary research foci are women's and children's health, partner violence, women's empowerment, and research methods for the social sciences. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, and The Lancet.

Candler School of Theology

Gregory C. Ellison II
Pastoral Care and Counseling
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Gregory C. Ellison II completed his PhD in Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, he held a postdoctoral research fellowship in practical theology and religious practices at Candler. Ellison's primary research focus is the pastoral care of persons in marginalized communities, with a special focus on African American young men. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Pastoral Psychology and the Journal of Pastoral Theology.