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Life After Residency

Graduates of the Emory Preventive Medicine Residency Program go on to do amazing things. The program is customized to the resident's specific interests and experiences are tailored to help prepare them to pursue their passion after residency. Emory PM Residents work at the VA, the CDC, conducting research, at State and Local Health Departments, the FDA and so much more. 

Resident Highlights

Charlene Brown, MD, MPH

Dr. Charlene Brown has served as a public health physician expert at the USAID working across 18 developing countries and leading a federal, interagency working group on HIV testing services. She has also served as Deputy Commissioner for a local health department, protected our drug supply as a FDA regulatory physician, founded a health consulting company and served on multiple non-profit advisory boards. After graduating from Princeton, Charlene completed medical school, public health school and internal medicine training at Harvard. She further specialized and became Board-certified in preventive medicine at Emory, where she serves as an adjunct professor. Recognizing unmet needs in home care that affect the health and safety of elderly & disabled persons, she co-founded ReciproCare, a technology startup company to focus on this sector.

Tisha Titus, MD, MPH, MRO-C, FACPM

Dr. Titus is board certified in general preventive medicine and public health and addiction medicine. She was the first dedicated preventionist at the Atlanta VAMC primarily focused on the creation of facility wide programs and initiatives, patient/staff education, patient safety and trainee mentoring. She then transitioned to Federal Occupational Health where she is a Supervisory Medical Officer and Consultant. Dr. Titus is recently completed 4 years serving as the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Chair for Georgia and 3 years as the American College of Preventive Medicine Young Physicians Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair. She is currently the ACPM liaison to the Community Guide and she remains involved with several non-profit organizations within the greater Atlanta area. Dr. Titus has a long-standing passion for international health with prior work in Africa, India and Haiti. 

Emiko Petrosky, MD, MPH

After graduating from Emory’s Preventive Medicine residency program and obtaining her Master’s in Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health in 2013, Emiko worked as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer in the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As an EIS officer, Emiko conducted STD-related outbreak investigations and participated in the public health response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. In 2015, Emiko went on to become a medical officer in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and now provides technical support for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), a state-based surveillance system of state and local medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement, crime lab, and vital statistics records.


CAPT Paul Jung is an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, currently serving as the Peace Corps’ Associate Director, Office of Health Services. CAPT Jung’s prior assignments include Acting Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters in the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, Public Health Investigator for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Chief of Epidemiology for the Peace Corps, and Chief of Staff for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. CAPT Jung chaired the Physicians Professional Advisor Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service for two terms. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed residencies in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) and preventive medicine at Emory University. CAPT Jung earned his M.P.H. as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins University. He also holds an M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore. CAPT Jung is Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Darcie Everette, MD, MPH

Dr. Everette is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine.  She received her medical degree and a Master of Public Health in International Health and Development from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2006.  After a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, she worked as a hospitalist for one year at the same hospital.  She then moved to Atlanta where she completed a Preventive Medicine residency at Emory University. Residency projects included adapting and implementing a personalized educational program for women with infants in the NICU, examining the impact of the patient centered medical home on diabetes outcomes, creating of a standardized progress note for well woman visits, analyzing perinatal HIV transmission in Georgia, and serving as an officer of Emory’s first Residents’ Quality Council. She currently works in the Office of Vaccines Research and Review at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where her professional interests are maternal and child health, specifically maternal vaccination.  She is serving as the President of the Young Physician Section of ACPM for the 2016-2017 year.

Elizabeth Tong, MD, MPH

Dr. Elizabeth Tong completed preventive medicine residency through Emory’s Preventive Medicine Residency program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center location. After residency she continued working at the VA in primary care and at Emory as an adjunct faculty member.  She served as site supervisor for the Emory Preventive Medicine residents rotating at Atlanta VA 2006-2008. She is currently active in full time clinical work in primary care at Atlanta VA.  Her research interest is in the area of promoting healthy lifestyles among physicians and patients.

Angela Tonozzi, MD, MPH

Dr. Tonozzi is currently the System Director of Infection Prevention at Aurora Health Care. Aurora is a large not-for-profit healthcare organization in Wisconsin that involves 15 hospitals, 180+ clinics, and a home health program. As a system director, she covers all these health care sites as the medical epidemiologist. She is involved in healthcare associated infection surveillance and data reports, outbreak/exposure investigations, communicable disease preparedness and program chair, project implementation on topics such as CRE and duodenoscopes, safe injection practices, reprocessing of medical equipment, infectious disease/communicable disease policy creation, public health liaison, etc. and Dr. Tonozzi works with all service lines and is over a team of about 25 Infection Preventionists and Report Specialists. She was trained at Emory in ID Epidemiology and is grateful to every Infection Control Committee meeting she attended with Dr. Gaynes at the VA, the data surveillance work with Dr. Tobin-D'Angelo at Georgia department of public health, flu preparedness projects with Dr. O'Neal at Emergency Preparedness, and the lab month spent at the lab at Emory.