Meet The Team

Featured Faculty 
Founder of GROW!
​Kathryn M. Yount, PhD, is Asa Griggs Candler Chair of Global Health and Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and Department of Sociology at Emory University. She is jointly appointed in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education as well as Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A social and family demographer trained at Johns Hopkins University, she has more than 20 years of  experience conducting large-scale, mixed-methods studies on women's and children's health, women’s empowerment, and gender-based violence in settings in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. Dr. Yount has led or collaborated on more than 30 research grants from federal agencies (NIH, NSF, CDC), multilateral agencies (USAID, WHO, World Bank, UNDP), governments overseas (DfID), and private foundations (Mellon, Sloan, Qatar National Research Fund) and has authored more than 150 publications in top venues in the social sciences and public health.
​​​"Women's and girls' empowerment is a pillar of sustainable development."
Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Global Health 
Dr. Cheong is a faculty member in the Dept. of Psychology at Emory since 2016 and is a quantitative methodolost with expertise in measurement and multilevel modeling.
Cari Jo Clark, Sc.D., M.P.H. is Associate Professor in the Hubert Dept. of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health with expertise in partner violence prevention. 
Assistant Professor of Global Health
Associate Professor of Global Health 
Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH is an exceptional public health leader, with expertise in human rights law and public health and violence against women, including in Brazil. 
Solveig A. Cunningham, PhD, MsC is an Associate Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University with expertise in family and child health.
Research Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Nutrition 
Dr. Haarderfer is a research methodologist with expertise in the analysis of social science data, including analysis of longitudinal, dyadic, and nested data. 
Dr. Amy Webb Girard, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health with expertise in food security and women's and children's nutrition.
Research Assistant Professor of Global Health 
Professor of Public Health
Associate Professor of Global Health 
Dr. Ramakrishnan is Vice Chair and Professor of Global Health in the Hubert Dept. of Global Health and Director of the Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University. Her expertise is in women’s health and nutrition in Central America and Asia.
  Lauren Maxwell is a Research Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health.  Lauren is an epidemiologist with expertise in intimate partner violence, women’s reproductive health, and knowledge synthesis.  

Monique M. Hennink is an Associate Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University with expertise in qualitative demography. 
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education 
Dr. Sales is a developmental psychologist by training with expertise in cognitive and emotional development. 

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Featured Students and Staff

Ms. Kathleen Krause, MPH
Ms. Ginny Carter, BSN
Doctoral Candidate,  Neil Hodgen Woodruff School of Nursing 
Doctoral Candidate, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education 
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology
Ms. Elizabeth Rhodes
Dr. Sheela Sinharoy
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, Doctoral Candidate, Nutrition and Health Sciences
Doctoral Graduate 2017, Program in Nutrition
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology
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​"GROW is a fantastic place for...scholars to collaborate...GROW has put me in touch with a supportive network of people willing to share their expertise and to act as mentors..."
​             -Dan Semenza
Ms. Samantha Stacks
MPH Candidate, Hubert Department of Global Health 
Mr. Daniel Semenza, BA 
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology
​Mr. Semenza is a doctoral candidate in Sociology with expertise in cyber-violence among teens in the U.S.
Ms. Camille Volper, BA
Ms. Tricia Lewis, MPH, MSW
MPH Candidate, Hubert Department of Global Health
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology

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Featured Alumni
MPH Alum, Collaboration Program Coordinator at Food Well Alliance
Ms. Emily Myers, BA, MPH 
MPH Alum, Senior Research Assistant, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at International Food Policy Research Institute
Ms. Britni Burkshardmeler, BA, MPH
Ms. Alana Garvin, BA, MPH
MPH Alum,   
Monitoring & Evaluation Program Specialist, Advance Family Planning at Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health
MPH Alum, Senior Manager for Program Evaluation and Systems at Peer Health Exchange
Ms. Aasli Nur, BA, MPH
Dr. Rose G. Grose, PhD
Dr. Laurie James-Hawkins, PhD
Previous Post-Doctoral Fellow (Social Psychology and Feminist Studies), Satcher Health Policy Leadership Fellow at Morehouse School of Medicine
Previous Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lecturer at the University of Essex
Ms. Elizabeth Menstell, BA
MPH Candidate, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Dr. Katherine A. Roof, PhD
Previous Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology of Health
Previous Post-Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology & Epidemiology
Mr. Ovidio Vasquez
Ms. Julia Chen, BSPH, MPH
Previous Undergraduate Intern, Biology
MPH Alum, Previous Public Health Program Associate at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health