HERCULES Faculty Distinguished Professorships and Promotions

Congratulations to the following HERCULES Members in the Rollins School of Public Health who were recently promoted or awarded distinguished professorships for leadership in their field of study.

Carmen Marsit, Distinguished Professor of Research. Dr. Marsit is the HERCULES Director and Associate Dean for Research for the Rollins School of Public Health. His research, teaching, and service is focused broadly on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for mediating the impact of the environment in human disease, utilizing inter- and multi-disciplinary research methods.

Yang Liu, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Research. Dr. Liu is the Chair and Gangarosa Distinguished Professor in the Gangarosa Department of Environment Health. His research interests include satellite aerosol retrieval and product design, the application of satellite data in public health research, the potential impacts of global climate change on public health, GIS, and spatial statistics. Dr. Liu has received multiple HERCULES Pilot Program awards, and been an active participant in HERCULES since the Center’s inception. 

Noah Scovronick, Assistant Professor, Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health. Dr. Scovronick’s research focuses on understanding the links between human health, climate change, and climate policy. Dr. Scovronick was recruited to Emory with assistance from HERCULES career development funding and continues to be supported by the Center.

Joellen Schildkraut, Professor with tenure, Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Schildkraut’s research is focused on the epidemiology of ovarian and breast cancers. She is a new HERCULES Member and will contribute greatly to HERCULES research on the environmental causes of cancer.