Education & Training

As an academic center, CPHPR works with both masters and doctoral graduate students on research and training initiatives. The Center is involved in planning and offering a course on Public Health Preparedness (EPI 564: Public Health Preparedness and Practice Course) at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. This course acquaints students with the field of public health preparedness and response as well as public health practice at the local level. With class topics ranging from emerging infectious diseases to risk communications and dual use research of concern, students get exposed to numerous topics relevant to preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. This 2.0 credit elective course is led by Dr. Allison Chamberlain and meets in the fall semester.

CPHPR also supports 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. More recently, SORT students have assisted with research relating to how OB/GYN providers educated their patients about Zika virus disease, sponsored RSPH-centered influenza vaccination clinics, and participated in Fulton County's Medical Reserve Corps.