To advance the art and science of public health practice and policies that produce research-based knowledge and effective tools for communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from infectious disease, terrorism, and other public health threats.
The Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research (CPHPR) was established through a grant from the Rollins Foundation at the Rollins School of Public Health in January 2002. The Center was created to advance the art and science of public health practice and to identify policies and tools that enable communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health threats. Numerous faculty and students from across other Schools and Centers at Emory University as well as the Departments of Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Global Health, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences and Environmental Health collaborate with CPHPR on grants and other activities. The Center has conducted projects with funding from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert W. Woodruff and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundations, among others. In addition to research, the Center has developed and taught courses covering topics such as disease surveillance, public health preparedness, emerging infectious diseases, and laboratory safety to students at the Rollins School of Public Health.