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Emory Faculty Impact Forum


Dwight A. McBride

Connection, Collaboration, and Community

Faculty forums convene a broad group of faculty across schools and disciplines to engage in discussions of big questions and ideas. Beyond its utility in connecting scholars at Emory, the series seeks to advance priority areas of research by celebrating and catalyzing cross-disciplinary research initiatives at Emory.

Big Data: Emory's Global Impact

Spring Forum | April 29, 2019

Provost Dwight A. McBride hosts an evening of dinner and discussion on the topic of Big Data and Emory's Global Impact.

Clifford Carrubba
Clifford Carrubba | Panelist

Clifford Carrubba serves as Professor of Political Science at Emory College of Arts and Sciences and as Founding Director of the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods. His expertise includes legislative and judicial politics. His co-authored book, Courts and Compliance in International Law: The Role of the European Court of Justice in European Integration, won the European Union Studies Association Best Book Award.



Carlos Del Rio
Carlos Del Rio | Panelist

Carlos Del Rio serves as Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, and as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and honored with the university's Thomas Jefferson Award.



Martha Rogers
Martha Rogers | Panelist

Martha Rogers serves as Research Professor and Director of the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, as well as Director of the African Health Workforce Project at the Task Force for Global Health. She has served on numerous advisory panels, including the UNAIDS Committee for Pediatric AIDS and the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS.



Lance Waller
Lance Waller | Panelist

Lance Waller serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the Rollins School of Public Health. His research involves using statistical methods for spatially referenced data including applications in environmental justice, epidemiology, and conservation biology. He is co-author of the text, Applied Spatial Statistics for Public Health Data.




Gari Clifford
Gari Clifford | Panel Moderator

Gari Clifford serves as Interim Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the School of Medicine, and as Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include the use of technology and data to improve health care access with mHealth initiatives such as mobile data analytics for research projects that include the Emory Healthy Aging Study.



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Seating is limited. Event information will be updated with a link to RSVP during the spring semester.

The Global South

Fall Forum | November 1, 2018

Provost Dwight A. McBride hosted an evening of dinner and discussion about the Global South.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im | Panelist

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im serves as Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law and Senior Fellow with the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at the Emory University School of Law. His research interests include constitutionalism in Islamic and African countries, secularism, and Islam and politics. His pedagogy has been recognized with the Exemplary Teacher Award.





Subha Xavier
Subha Xavier | Panelist

Subha Xavier serves as Associate Professor of French at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. She is affiliated with the Institute of African Studies and the Global and Postcolonial Studies Program. Her research interests include migration and diaspora studies, Francophone African, and Canadian and Caribbean literature and film.




Jeffrey Lesser
Jeffrey Lesser | Panelist

Jeffrey Lesser serves as Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. He was named the first faculty director of the Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning in 2017. His research interests include the construction of national identity and the relationship between health and immigration in Brazil.





Ellen Ott Marshall
Ellen Ott Marshall | Panel moderator

Ellen Ott Marshall serves as Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at the Candler School of Theology. Her research interests include contemporary Christian ethics, questions about gender and moral agency, and the relationship between faith, history, and ethics. Her pedagogy has been recognized with the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award.