Promotion and Tenure: 2017 Profiles

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Dwight Andrews
Music
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Dwight Andrews completed his PhD in Music Theory at Yale University (1993). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Andrews held a position at Rice University. Andrews' primary scholarly focus is on the view of the artist/scholar making larger connections between art, culture, and places within even larger contexts. He has served as principal composer and music director for numerous theatrical productions, including multiple collaborations with playwright August Wilson and Andrews' work has been presented at professional theatres throughout the United States and Great Britain.

Deepika Bahri
English
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Deepika Bahri completed her PhD in English at Bowling Green State University (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Bahri held positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Bowling Green State University. Bahri's primary scholarly focus is on postcolonial literary and cultural studies. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including College English, A Review of International English Literature, and Studies in American Humor.

Stephen Crist
Music
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Stephen Crist completed his PhD in Music History at Brandeis University (1988). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Crist held positions at Geneva College and New College of Florida. Crist's primary scholarly focus is on European and American music from the 16th century to the present. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Musicology, and BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute.

Caroline Fohlin
Economics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Caroline Fohlin completed her PhD in Economics at the University of California (1994). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she held positions at the California Institute of Technology, and Johns Hopkins University. Fohlin's primary scholarly focus is on economic, financial, and business history. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Economic History, Business History, and Research in Economics.

Katharina Koelle
Biology
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Katharina Koelle completed her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Michigan (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, 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.

Scott Kugle
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Scott Kugle completed his PhD in History of Religions (Islamic Studies) at Duke University (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Kugle held a position at Swarthmore College. Kugle's primary scholarly focus is the study of Sufism (Islamic mysticism). His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Deccan Studies, Journal of Islamic Studies, and Religion and Gender.

Sean Meighoo
Comparative Literature
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Sean Meighoo completed his PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Meighoo held a position at San Diego State University. Meighoo's primary scholarly focus is on the intersection between continental philosophy and postcolonial theory. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Cultural Critique, and Animal Narratology.

Andrew Mitchell
Philosophy
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Andrew Mitchell completed his PhD in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Mitchell held positions at California State University, Stanislaus, and Stanford University. Mitchell's primary scholarly focus is on the post-war work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger, specifically his understanding of finitude and limitation. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Research in Phenomenology, Radical Philosophy Review, and James Joyce Quarterly.

Beretta E. Smith-Shomade
Film and Media Studies
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Beretta E. Smith-Shomade completed her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she held positions at Tulane University and the University of Arizona. Smith-Shomade's primary scholarly focus is on the ways in which blackness (the subject and aesthetic) circulates and impacts television and larger popular culture. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cinema Journal, Television & New Media, and The Communication Review.

Samuel Sober
Biology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Samuel Sober completed his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Sober held a position at the University of California, San Francisco. Sober's primary scholarly focus is on providing a unified computational, neurophysiological, and biomechanical account of how the brain generates complex vocal behavior and learns from experience. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Neuroscience, Nature Neuroscience, and The Neuroscientist.

Jeffrey Staton
Physics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Jeffrey Staton completed his PhD in Political Science at Washington University (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Staton held a position at Florida State University. Staton's primary scholarly focus is on the challenge of building powerful, yet limited, states. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Law and Courts, the Journal of Politics, and The Justice System Journal.

Devin Stewart
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Devin Stewart completed his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1991). Stewart came to Emory University as an Assistant Professor in 1990. Stewart's primary scholarly focus is on Arabic and Islamic studies. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of Arabic Literature, the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and the Journal of the American Oriental Society.

Michelle Wright
English
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Michelle Wright completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, and Northwestern University. 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 Qualitative Sociology, Transforming Anthropology, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.

Subha Xavier
French and Italian
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Subha Xavier completed her PhD in French Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, she held a position at the University of Miami. Xavier's primary scholarly focus is on poetics and politics of the migrant text. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Trans: Internet Journal for Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Canadian Studies, and The French Review.

David Zureick-Brown
Mathematics and Computer Science
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
David Zureick-Brown completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, Zureick-Brown held a position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Zureick-Brown's primary scholarly focus is on bringing abstract and often foundational aspects of number theory, algebra, geometry, topology, and combinatorics to bear on concrete and explicit questions in arithmetic, geometry, and classical number theory. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Algebraic Geometry, International Mathematics Research Notices, and Research in Number Theory.

Oxford College

Nitya Mariam Jacob
Biology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Nitya M. Jacob completed her PhD in Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, Jacob held a position at Knox College. Jacob's primary scholarly focus is examining plant-microbe community associations in a granite rock outcrop environment using molecular tools and she is a nationally recognized scholar of innovative pedagogy in biology. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Science and Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly.

Margaret T. McGehee
American Studies
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Margaret T. McGehee completed her PhD in American Studies at Emory University (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, McGehee held a position at Presbyterian College. McGehee's primary scholarly focus is 20th- and 21st-century American literature and history with a concentration on the U.S. South and race relations, and representations of post-WWII Atlanta in the works of women writers after Margaret Mitchell. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including North Carolina Literary Review, Studies in American Culture, and Cinema Journal.

Matthew Moyle
French
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Matthew Moyle completed his PhD in French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Moyle held positions at Earlham College and the University of Memphis. Moyle's primary scholarly focus is 20th- and 21st-century French literature, particularly the writing of place in the novel, and the works of Sylvie Germain. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the French-language CRIN and CERAMAC, and as a chapter in A Writer's Topography: Space and Place in the Life and Writings of Albert Camus.

Deric Shannon
Sociology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Deric Shannon completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Connecticut (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Shannon held positions at the University of Connecticut and San Jose State University. Shannon's primary scholarly focuses are the sociology food, sustainability, global political economy and their intersections. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Critical Sociology and Theory in Action, and he has edited and contributed articles to a number of books including The End of the World as We Know It? Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity.

Goizueta Business School

Giacomo Negro
Organization & Management
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Giacomo Negro completed his PhD in Management at Bocconi University (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, Negro held positions at the Durham Business School (U.K.) and Bocconi University (Italy), and was a visiting scholar at various institutions including Stanford University and UCLA. Negro's areas of expertise are Organization Theory and Cultural and Creative Industries. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Management and American Journal of Sociology.

Nikolay Osadchiy
Information Systems & Operations Management
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Nikolay Osadchiy completed his PhD in Operations Management at New York University's Stern School of Business (2010). Osadchiy's primary research interests are supply chain management, studying supply networks affect risk and operational performance, and in revenue management, studying how the impact of behavioral regularities on pricing. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Management Science, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management.

David Schweidel
Marketing
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
David Schweidel completed his PhD in Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Schweidel held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Schweidel's research focus is the development and application of statistical models to understand customer behavior, specifically in the context of customer relationship management and customer valuation. His current research explores the use of social media as a means of marketing intelligence. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Marketing Science, Management Science, and Journal of Marketing Research.

Karen Sedatole
Accounting
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
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 is 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.

Melissa Williams
Organization & Management
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Melissa Williams completed her PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at the University of California (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Williams completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. Williams' primary research focus is the components of interpersonal interaction that operate outside of conscious awareness and how they affects decision-making, teamwork, success, and relationships at work and in life. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Management and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

School of Law

Margo A. Bagley
Law
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Margo Bagley completed her JD at Emory Law School (1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Professor Bagley served as the Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Bagley's primary scholarly focus is international patent law, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and technology transfer. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the William and Mary Review, and the Minnesota Law Review.

Deborah Dinner
Law
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Deborah Dinner completed her PhD in History at Yale University (2012) and her JD at Yale Law School (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, Dinner served as an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Dinner's primary scholarly focus is the legal history of gender, the family, work and capitalism. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Virginia Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Law & History Review.

Fred Smith
Law
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Fred Smith completed his JD at Stanford Law School (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2017, Smith served as an Assistant Professor at Berkeley Law School. Smith's primary scholarly focus is state sovereignty and representative government. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review.

School of Medicine

Cathrin M. Buetefisch
Neurology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Cathrin M. Buetefisch completed her MD at Free University of Berlin (1991) and her PhD in Neurology at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany (2004). Buetefisch completed her residencies in neurological rehabilitation at Free University of Berlin (1993) and neurology at West Virginia University in Morgantown (1997) and a fellowship in human motor control at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, Buetefisch held positions at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and West Virginia University. Buetefisch's primary clinical and scholarly focus is neurological rehabilitation of motor function after stroke. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Anthony Wing Sang Chan
Human Genetics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Anthony Wing Sang Chan completed his DVM at National Taiwan University (1989) and his PhD in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, Chan held positions at Oregon Health and Science University. Chan's primary scholarly focus is genetic engineering of animals and pluripotent stem cells. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Neuroscience, Stem Cell Reports, and American Journal of Human Genetics.

Suephy C. Chen
Dermatology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Suephy C. Chen completed her MD at Johns Hopkins University (1993). Chen completed her residency in Dermatology at Emory (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, Chen held positions at Stanford University and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Chen's primary clinical and scholarly focus is dermatology and health services research. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journal including JAMA Dermatology and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Karen N. Conneely
Human Genetics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Karen N. Conneely completed her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan (2008). Conneely's primary scholarly focus is development and application of statistical methods for detecting genetic and epigenetic variation associated with complex traits. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Communications and Nucleic Acids Research.

Xingming Deng
Radiation Oncology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Xingming Deng completed his MD at Hunan Medical University in China (1985) and his PhD in Immunology at Beijing Medical University (1991). Deng completed his residency in internal medicine at Beijing Medical University (1987). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, Deng held positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Florida. Deng's primary scholarly focus is tobacco-related cancers, including lung and head/neck cancers. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Communications, Cell Reports, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Hicham Drissi
Orthopaedics
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Hicham Drissi completed his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Paris V in France (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 primary 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.

Erica Duncan
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Erica Duncan completed her MDCM at McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Quebec, Canada (1983). Duncan completed her residency in psychiatry at New York University (1987). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2000, Duncan held positions at New York University and in private practice. Duncan's primary clinical focus is pathophysiology and etiology of major psychiatric disorders. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The American Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, and Neuropsychopharmacology.

Christine M. Dunham
Biochemistry
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Christine M. Dunham completed her PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2008, Dunham held a position at the Medical Research Center Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, U.K. Dunham's primary scholarly focus is the structure and function of bacterial protein synthesis. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell, Science, and Nucleic Acids Research.

Christopher R. Flowers
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Christopher R. Flowers completed his MD at Stanford University (1997). Flowers completed his residency in internal medicine (2000) and a fellowship in Medical Oncology (2003) at the University of Washington. Flowers' primary clinical focus is treatment algorithms for patients with lymphoma. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and JAMA Oncology.

Ihab Hajjar
Medicine
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Ihab Hajjar completed his MD at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (1994). Hajjar completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (1998) and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2000). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Hajjar held positions at the University of South Carolina, Harvard University, and the University of Southern California. Hajjar's primary clinical focus is the relationship between hypertension and cognition. His articles have been published in a numbers of leading journals including Circulation and JAMA Neurology.

Tanja Jovanovic
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Tanja Jovanovic completed her PhD in Psychology at Emory (2002). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, Jovanovic held positions at Emory. Jovanovic's primary scholarly focus is neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder and stress. Her articles have been published in a numbers of leading journals including American Journal of Psychiatry and Molecular Psychiatry.

Wilbur A. Lam
Pediatrics
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Wilbur A. Lam completed his MD at Baylor College of Medicine (1999) and his PhD in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Lam held positions at the University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley. Lam's primary clinical and scholarly focus is pediatric hematology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Gregory B. Lesinski
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
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.

Jonathan S. Lewin
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jonathan S. Lewin completed his MD at Yale University (1985). Lewin completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland (1989), fellowships in magnetic resonance research at Case Western Reserve University and Siemens Medical Systems in West Germany (1990) and neuroradiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1992), and additional training in head and neck imaging at Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Lewin held positions at Johns Hopkins University and Case Western Reserve University. Lewin's primary clinical and scholarly focus is neuroradiology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Clinical Cancer Research and Radiology.

Mirko Paiardini
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Mirko Paiardini completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Urbino in Italy (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, Paiardini held positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Fano University in Italy. Paiardini's primary scholarly focus is HIV pathogenesis and cure. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Blood and PLoS Pathogens.

Rachel E. Patzer
Surgery
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Rachel E. Patzer completed her PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University (2011). Patzer's primary scholarly focus is healthcare quality and disparities in the areas of chronic kidney disease and transplantation. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including JAMA, American Journal of Transplantation, and Annals of Surgery.

Timothy D. Read
Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Timothy D. Read completed his PhD in Genetics at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom (1993). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, Read held positions at The Institute for Genomic Research in Maryland and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. Read's primary scholarly focus is infectious diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Genome Research and Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Malú Gámez Tansey
Physiology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Malú Gámez Tansey completed her PhD in Physiology and Cell Regulation at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2009, Tansey held positions at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Texas Southwestern. Tansey's primary scholarly focus is the role and regulation of inflammation and immune system responses in brain health and disease. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The Journal of Neuroscience and Neuropsychopharmacology.

M. Neale Weitzmann
Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
M. Neale Weitzmann completed his PhD in Medical Biochemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa (1994). Weitzmann completed fellowships in genomic structure and function at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1997) and bone and mineral diseases at Washington University (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2002, Weitzmann held a position at Washington University. Weitzmann’s primary scholarly focus is endocrinology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nature Communications and ACS Nano.

David W. Wright
Emergency Medicine
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
David W. Wright completed his MD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1993). Wright completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati (1997). Wright's primary clinical and scholarly focus is traumatic brain injury and stroke. His articles have been published in a number of leading journal including New England Journal of Medicine and Annals of Emergency Medicine.

David Sung-wen Yu
Radiation Oncology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
David Sung-wen Yu completed his PhD in Oncology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (2004) and his MD at the University of Texas Southwestern (2005). Yu completed his residency in radiation oncology and a fellowship in ABR Holman research pathway at Vanderbilt University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, Yu held a position at the Georgia Research Alliance. Yu's primary clinical and scholarly focus is the role of acetylation in directing the replication stress response. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell Reports, Cancer Research, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Jill Hamilton
Nursing
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Jill Hamilton completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Hamilton held positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, UNC at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, and Emory University's School of Nursing and the Winship Cancer Center. Hamilton's primary scholarly focus is cancer, disease management, and the impact of spirituality on health outcomes. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cancer Nursing, Journal of Nephrology Social Work, and Nursing Research.

Lisa Thompson
Nursing
Appointment to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
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 is 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.

Rollins School of Public Health

Alvaro Alonso
Epidemiology
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Alvaro Alonso completed his MD at the University of Navarra (2000) and his PhD in Epidemiology also at the University of Navarra (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Alonso held a faculty position at the University of Minnesota. Alonso's primary scholarly focus is the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and JAMA Internal Medicine.

Matthew C. Freeman
Environmental Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Matthew Freeman completed his PhD in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2011) and received an MPH in Global Environmental Health from the Rollins School of Public Health (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Freeman was a research manager in RSPH's Hubert Department of Global Health. Freeman's primary scholarly foci are environmental determinants of enteric infections and water, sanitation, and hygiene-related neglected tropical diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including PLoS Medicine, Lancet Global Health, and Nature Climate Change.

Michael Goodman
Epidemiology
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Michael Goodman completed his MD at the Kaunas Medical University in his native Lithuania (1984), and received his MPH at Johns Hopkins University (1995). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Goodman practiced clinical pediatrics and held the position of senior managing scientist with Exponent, Inc. in Washington D.C. Goodman's primary scholarly foci are epidemiology of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Epidemiology.

David H. Howard
Health Policy and Management
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
David Howard completed his PhD in Health Policy at Harvard (2000). Dr. Howard joined the faculty at Emory in 2000. Howard's primary scholarly focus is how physicians respond to new evidence on the effectiveness of medical treatments, particularly in cases where trials find that a widely-used, costly treatment does not help patients. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Economics.

Kelli A. Komro
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Kelli Komro completed her PhD in Epidemiology (1994) and MPH (1989) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, Komro held positions of Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. Komro's primary scholarly foci are social determinants of child and adolescent health, community randomized trials, and public health law research. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Public Health, Addiction, and Journal of Adolescent Health.

Michael R. Kramer
Epidemiology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Michael Kramer completed his PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Kramer held an instructor/course designer position at Mercer University and a visiting assistant professor position at Emory. Kramer's primary scholarly foci are social epidemiology and maternal and child health. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the American Journal of Public Health.

Karen Levy
Environmental Health
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Karen Levy completed her PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2010, Levy held post-doctoral fellowship positions in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and in the Department of Anthropological Sciences at Stanford University. Levy's primary scholarly focus is the ecology and epidemiology of food and water-borne diseases. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Epidemiology, and Environmental Science & Technology.

Tené T. Lewis
Epidemiology
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Tené T. Lewis completed her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (2003). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Lewis was Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine. Lewis' primary scholarly focus is in psychosocial epidemiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular health in African American women. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the American Journal of Epidemiology, Health Psychology, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Carmen J. Marsit
Environmental Health
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
Carmen Marsit completed his PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health at Harvard University (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Marsit held faculty positions at the Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Marsit's primary scholarly focus is environmental molecular epidemiology utilizing genomics and epigenomics to understand children's health and cancer biology. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, the FASEB Journal, and Epigenetics.

Limin Peng
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Promotion to Professor Currently Holding Tenure
Limin Peng completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005). She joined the faculty at Emory in 2005. Peng's primary scholarly focus is dynamic regression methods and their applications in biomedical studies with survival and longitudinal data. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Annals of Statistics, and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B.

Yan V. Sun
Epidemiology
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Yan Sun completed his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2001) and MS in Computer Science (2003) at Wayne State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Sun was Research Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Sun's primary scholarly focus is the prediction and treatment of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease in multiethnic groups through novel applications of epidemiology, genetics/genomics and informatics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Nature, Nature Genetics, and American Journal of Human Genetics.

Candler School of Theology

Anthony A. Briggman
History of Early Christianity
Promotion to Associate Professor with Grant of Tenure
Anthony A. Briggman completed his PhD in Patristic Studies at Marquette University (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2011, Briggman served as an adjunct professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His research focuses on Irenaeus of Lyons, and, more broadly, 2nd and 3rd century Christian pneumatology, binitarian and Trinitarian theology, and Christology, with special attention to the influence of contemporaneous Jewish thought and ancient philosophy. His first book established the Jewish roots of Irenaeus' pneumatology and their significance for his Trinitarian theology. He is presently working on a book examining Irenaeus' conception of God and Christ with an eye toward the influence of ancient philosophy upon his thought. Briggman's articles have appeared in a number of leading journals including Vigiliae Christianae and Studia Patristica.

Susan E. Hylen
New Testament
Grant of Tenure within Rank
Susan E. Hylen completed her PhD in New Testament at Emory University (2004). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Hylen was Assistant Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. Her current research explores the roles and authority of women in the early church, and offers a new way of interpreting the diverse and often contradictory evidence about the participation of women. She has authored three books on the Gospel of John and her most recent book, A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church, was published in 2015. She has published articles in leading journals, including Interpretation and Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

R. Kendall Soulen
Systematic Theology
Appointment to Professor with Grant of Tenure
R. Kendall Soulen completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Yale University (1992). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2016, Soulen was a full professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Soulen has devoted much of his scholarship to showing that Christian faith becomes more authentically Christian as it overcomes its stubborn legacy of anti-Judaism and he is regarded as one of Christianity's leading post-supersessionist theologians. Soulen is the author of many influential books, including The God of Israel and Christian Theology, Abraham's Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations, and, most recently, The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity, vol. 1: Distinguishing the Voices (2011). His articles have appeared in a number of leading journals including Modern Theology and Theology Today.