Our division focuses on improving health and preventing disease across diverse populations. Although we are in Atlanta, our work is global, influencing the well-being of our community and our world. We conduct research to better understand chronic and acute disease, how to prevent conditions through lifestyle and wellness, and what policy and procedures can better enhance our systems and government. Our results are implemented into real-life clinical practice and into larger, complex healthcare system policy all with the goal of promoting healthier, longer lives with fewer actualized complications from easily preventable conditions.
The biggest footprint our department leaves, currently, is through the training of preventive medicine and public health residents. Preventive medicine residencies are focused, 1- or 2-year experiences that develop skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion, surveillance, global health, clinical preventive services, quality improvement and much, much more. To learn more about how we are developing the future of public health, please visit our residency page.
The Division of Preventive Medicine collaborates with multiple healthcare systems (Emory Healthcare, The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Childrens’ Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Healthcare, etc.), facilities, and governmental agencies (including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Georgia public health departments). Housed within the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, our faculty (including adjunct) see patients in family medicine clinics, infectious disease clinics, childhood obesity prevention programs, HIV clinics, and travel medicine clinics. The partnership we have develop across multiple settings has allowed us to pursue research, grants, and residency rotations that are unparalleled.