Education & Training
As an academic center, CPHPR works with both masters and doctoral graduate students on research and training initiatives. CPHPR sponsors the Rollins School of Public Health Student Outbreak Response Team (SORT). Students involved with SORT gain front-line experience during public health emergencies. During the peak of the Ebola epidemic, students assisted CDC with mapping affected communities in Africa. Students also assisted the GA Department of Public Health in monitoring travelers returning from West Africa, and in 2016. This past year students assisted with research relating to how OB/GYN providers are educating their patients about Zika virus. The Center is also involved in planning and offering a course on Public Health Preparedness at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. The course serves as an introduction to the dynamic field of public health preparedness for many students, providing an overview of many issues of concern and a forum for students to discuss these issues with their peers from other departments.