Funded by a gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC) is a group of dedicated public health professionals engaged in practice and research focused COVID-19 activities around the state of Georgia. Housed within the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research (CPHPR) at the Rollins School of Public Health, ECRC provides flexible and collaborative support to public health partners. Addressing the COVID-19 crisis now and into the future while improving the foundation upon which Georgia’s public health system is built is paramount to this concerted effort.

Leadership

Allison T. Chamberlain, PhD, MS
Allison T. Chamberlain, PhD, MS

ECRC Director and Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, RSPH

Kathleen Toomey, MD, MPH
Kathleen Toomey, MD, MPH

Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health

ECRC Faculty Advisors and Focus Area Leads

Neel Gandhi, MD
Neel Gandhi, MD

Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, RSPH

Local public health collaborations

Sarita Shah, MD, MPH
Sarita Shah, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, RSPH

Local public health collaborations

Jodie Guest, PhD
Jodie Guest, PhD

Research Professor of Epidemiology, RSPH

Outbreak response

Hannah Cooper, ScD
Hannah Cooper, ScD

Professor of Behavioral, Social, Health Education and Epidemiology, RSPH

State public health collaborations

Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD
Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, RSPH

Covid-19 surveillance, research and monitoring

Aaron Siegler, PhD
Aaron Siegler, PhD

Associate Professor of Behavioral, Social, Health Education and Epidemiology, RSPH

Covid-19 surveillance, research and monitoring

Administration

Eve Rose, MSPH
Eve Rose, MSPH

Director of Administration and Operations, ECRC

Shelby Rentmeester, MPH
Shelby Rentmeester, MPH

Deputy Director of Administration and Operations, ECRC

Zena Belay, MPH
Zena Belay, MPH

Fellowship Director

Paige Harton
Paige Harton

Graduate Research Assistant