Program Directors


Andrew C. West, MBA, MHA

Center Administrator, Sr.

Emory University

awest2@emory.edu

404-727-9296

Andrew West graduated from Emory University in 1993 with a History major and English minor. After graduation, he began working full-time for Wesley Woods, the geriatric and chronic care wing of Emory Healthcare. During his time with Wesley Woods, Andrew obtained an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University. He then left Wesley Woods to work as a consultant for BDO Seidman, LLP. After two years of consulting, he returned to Emory University to manage finances and research administration for the Department of Pathology. In March 2008, West assumed the Center Administrator, Sr. role of the Georgia CTSA.



Henry M. Blumberg, MD

Principal Investigator, KL2 and TL1

Co-Course Director, Clinical Research Colloquium, Research Education Programs / Emory University

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

henry.m.blumberg@emory.edu

404-727-5096

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Linda McCauley, RN, PhD

Director

Translational Workforce Development / Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Dean and Professor

linda.mccauley@emory.edu

404-727-7976

Dr. Linda McCauley began her tenure as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in May 2009.

Dr. McCauley is a national leader in the area of research on environmental exposures and conducts interdisciplinary research using participatory research models to study pesticide exposures among minority communities. Her work aims to identify culturally appropriate interventions to decrease the impact of environmental and occupational health hazards in vulnerable populations, including workers and young children.

Dr. McCauley has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Her research has resulted in more than 80 publications, ongoing consultations, leadership on occupational and environmental advisory panels, and testimony to governmental oversight bodies.

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Gari Clifford, DPhil

Co-Director, Informatics

Emory University

Chair, Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Biomedical Engineering

gari.clifford@emory.edu

404-727-0229

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Alexander Quarshie, MD, MSc

Co-Director

Informatics and Research Education Programs / Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Director, Morehouse School of Medicine, MSCR Program
Director, Biomedical Informatics Program
Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine

aquarshie@msm.edu

404-752-8681

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Jon Duke, MD, MS

Co-Director, Informatics

Georgia Tech

Chair, Health Analytics & Informatics

jon.duke@gatech.edu



W. Robert Taylor, MD, PhD

Contact Principal Investigator

Emory University

Interim Chair, Emory University Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiology, Emory University Department of Medicine
Marcus Chair in Vascular Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Emory University School of Medicine

w.robert.taylor@emory.edu

404-727-3754

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Jeffrey Lennox, MD

Director, Quality & Efficiency and Trial Innovation Centers

Emory University

Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice Chair of Medicine, Grady

jlennox@emory.edu

404-251-8784

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Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Director, Community Engagement

Community Engagement / Morehouse School of Medicine

Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Associate Dean of Community Engagement

takintobi@msm.edu

404-752-1144

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH is Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Associate Dean of Community Engagement and Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment at Morehouse School of Medicine. As Principal Investigator of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center Dr. Henry Akintobi demonstrates leadership in local, national and global community-based participatory approaches and research addressing health disparities. She leads or collaborates in several federal and privately-funded initiatives that model community-driven research, including but not limited to the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, The Georgia Center for Diabetes Translational Research and the Morehouse School of Medicine/ Tuskegee University / University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership. Her public health leadership is also evident through appointments to national taskforces designed to shape the science and practice of effective community-based participatory and translational research and collaborations bridging the gaps between basic, clinical and community-based stakeholders to address disparities and advance health equity. Among them include the National Institutes for Health National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Collaboration and Engagement Taskforce Lead Team, designed to advance team science towards becoming a major academic model through more equitable community-academic partnership -from conceptualizing to dissemination. Her research and public health interests in maternal and child health, diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention are guided by training in public health social epidemiology, social marketing and community based participatory research and evaluation.

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Eric J. Nehl, PhD

Director, Evaluation & Continuous Improvement

Emory University

Associate Research Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

enehl@emory.edu

404-727-9445

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Carlton D. Dampier, MD

Director, Regulatory Knowledge & Support

Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Office of Clinical Research
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
Professor of Pediatrics

cdampie@emory.edu

404-727-4510

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John J. Hanfelt, PhD

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design

Emory University

Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health

jhanfel@emory.edu

404-727-2876

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Colleen Kraft, MD

Director, Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs)

Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs) / Emory University

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

colleen.kraft@emory.edu

404-712-8889

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Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD

Director

Innovation Catalyst / Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics

wilbur.lam@emory.edu

Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Lam is a member of the Cancer Cell Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. In 2017, he was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Lam is the program director for Georgia CTSA's Innovation Catalyst program.

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Kathy Griendling, PhD

Director, Collaboration & Multi-disciplinary Team Science

Emory University

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
Professor and Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Medicine

kgriend@emory.edu

404-727-3364

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Brian Rivers, PhD

Director, Integrating Special Populations

Morehouse School of Medicine

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine

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Neal Dickert, MD, PhD

Director, Recruitment Center

Emory University

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

njr@emory.edu

404-712-0283

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Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD, MSc

Program Director, Georgia CTSA Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep Medicine
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Program

anne.fitzpatrick@emory.edu

404-727-9112

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