Leadership

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404 778-3381
cemoore@emory.edu

Charles Moore, MD

Co Director, Urban Health Initiative
Associate Professor
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Chief of Service Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital
CEO/Founder, HEALing Community Center
Emory University School of Medicine


Charles E. Moore, MD is an associate professor of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine, co-director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative, and chief of service in the Department of Otolaryngology at Grady Health System. Dr. Moore is also the founder and co-editor of the International Journal of Medical Volunteerism. He has effectively utilized this web based platform to attract readers from a multiplicity of medical and non-medical backgrounds to disseminate information on health promotion and best health practices. 

Dr
404 778-1610
jcbusse@emory.edu

Jada Cenata Bussey-Jones, MD,FACP

Co Director, Urban Health Initiative
Associate Professor
Director, Primary Care Center, Grady Memorial Hospital Chief, Grady Section of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics within the Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


Jada Bussey-Jones, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine of Emory University’s School of Medicine. She currently serves as the director of the Primary Care Center (PCC) of Grady memorial Hospital and the co-director of the Urban Health Initiative. In her leadership role in the Primary Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital, she has dedicated efforts in the provision of quality care of vulnerable and underserved populations in Atlanta. The PCC sees approximately 70,000 patient visits each year, more than 90 percent are from minority populations. Additionally, for many years she has led community based initiatives including food drives, health fairs, and other outreach efforts organized through the PCC for economically disadvantaged families in Atlanta. 

Dr
404-727-8807
awebb3@emory.edu

Amy Webb Girard, PhD

Co-Director, Urban Health Initiative, Assistant Professor
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
Affiliated Faculty, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program and the Masters in Development Practice Program, Laney Graduate School
Co-Director Emory Center for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Policy, Programming and Practice


Dr. Amy Webb Girard is an Assistant Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) at Emory University where she teaches courses on global health; maternal and child health; food policy; and food security. Her teaching, research and programmatic areas of interest focus on the social determinants of maternal and child nutrition and the development and evaluation of community based strategies to improve women’s capacity to nourish themselves and their families. Currently her work in maternal and child nutrition and food security encompasses nutrition‐sensitive agriculture interventions and women’s empowerment in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and India; social and behavior change strategies in Sierra Leone and Malawi; community-based health systems strengthening programs for nutrition in Bihar, India, and testing innovations in local food systems and community based food security in Atlanta.

Dr
404-728-6868
rdillar@emory.edu

Rebecca Dillard, MA

Sr. Associate Director, Urban Health Initiative
Assistant Director of Research Programs, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics
Assistant Director, Emory Center for Health in Aging
Emory School of Medicine


Rebecca Dillard serves as Senior Associate Director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative and is Assistant Director of Research Programs for the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics in the Emory School of Medicine and Assistant Director of the Emory Center for Health in Aging. As administrative leader, Rebecca works with UHI team members to ensure development of sustainable, viable programs that are interdisciplinary and community oriented in nature and that align with the mission of Emory University.

Dr
404 778-1425
caidman@emory.edu

Carolyn Aidman, PhD

Associate Director, Urban Health Initiative
Emory School of Medicine


Carolyn Aidman is the Associate Director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative, located in the School of Medicine. She develops programs, engages faculty members and students as volunteers, interns, and fellows, and attracts UHI Members to initiatives such as the Healthy Hub Food Security Project and Community Supplemental Transportation Initiative in Northwest Atlanta, and the Birth Assisters as Supports to Pregnant Teens project at Cross Keys High School near Buford Highway. She is a certified birth Doula Who has been assisting with births since 1977. She is the former Director of the Office of Adolescent Health and Youth Development for the Georgia Division of Public Health. She served as the executive director of Florida’s Professional Development Center System, responsible for the overall leadership, coordination and implementation of a nationally recognized statewide training, testing and certification system for public and private sector child protection investigators, protective supervision workers, foster and adoption workers. Dr. Aidman received the 2015 Emory University Distinguished Staff award.
Joan Wilson
404 778-1904
joan.wilson@emory.edu

Joan Wilson, MS, FACHE

Assistant Director, Urban Health Initiative
Emory School of Medicine

Joan Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative. She manages finance and administration within the UHI, and is involved in all aspects of UHI operations.

As a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Joan has earned the distinction of board certification in healthcare administration--the highest standard of professional development for healthcare executives.  Prior to joining the UHI team, Joan worked as an independent healthcare management consultant, as Practice Manager for Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Grants Manager at Grady Health System. 

Dr

404 778-1501
wsexson@emory.edu

William Sexson, MD (see more)

Senior Faculty Advisor to the Urban Health Initiative
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Neonatology
Emory University School of Medicine


William Sexson serves as associate dean for Clinical Affairs of Emory University School of Medicine on the Grady campus, and is the vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sexson has been a medical practitioner in pediatrics and neonatal health care for more than 30 years and currently practices neonatology at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory Midtown Hospital. 
Dr
404 727-1557
cdelrio@emory.edu  
Carlos Del Rio, MD

Faculty Advisor to Urban Health Initiative
HubertChair, Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases School of Medicine
Co-Director, Emory Center for AIDS Research
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health


Dr
404 616-4757
nkaslow@emory.edu
Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP

Faculty Advisor, Urban Health Initiative
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chief Psychologist, Grady Health System
Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship Training in Professional Psychology, School of Medicine