A ‘pracademic’ approach to the pandemic

Allison Chamberlain calls herself a pracademic. That is, she splits her time between working as a research associate professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and as an epidemiology consultant for the Fulton County Board of Public Health. Three days a week at Emory, she’s teaching students about emergency preparedness and epidemiologic study design, as well as guiding critical research. The other two, she’s putting her expertise to practice by helping local and state government in its COVID-19 response—from conducting case investigations to analyzing key data.

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