Overview Division of Preventive Medicine.
Preventive Medicine specialists are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and population-level public health. As such, the Division of Preventive Medicine encompasses the program development, evaluation, and research functions of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and operates an ACGME-accredited Preventive Medicine Residency training program in conjunction with the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. The mission of the Division of Preventive Medicine is to promote health and prevent disease through research, program and policy development and support, and teaching.
The Division of Preventive Medicine has become an integral component of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Reproductive Health in Atlanta (WHO/CC/RH; a collaboration between Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center – particularly the Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gynecology-Obstetrics – the Georgia Division of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In the last 5 years, much of the research and program and policy development of the Division of Preventive Medicine has focused on maternal-child health issues, particularly the prevention of preterm births. The Division of Preventive Medicine is a core component of the Emory Preterm Prevention International Research Center (PRiCE), and has received funding through the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Research Center to examine nutritional contributors to racial disparities in preterm birth.
During the last two years, the Division of Preventive Medicine has become an integral component of the federally-funded Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) housed within the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Dunlop is co-PI of one of the center grant projects examining the role of academic institutions in contributing to community disaster resilience and community disaster response.
Other key partners of the Division of Preventive Medicine are Grady Health System, particularly its Neighborhood Health Centers, and the Atlanta Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.