Andrew C. West, MBA, MHA

Center Administrator, Sr.

Emory University

Andrew West graduated from Emory University in 1993 with a History major and English minor. After graduation, he began working full-time for Wesley Woods, the geriatric and chronic care wing of Emory Healthcare. During his time with Wesley Woods, Andrew obtained an MBA and MHA from Georgia State University. He then left Wesley Woods to work as a consultant for BDO Seidman, LLP. After two years of consulting, he returned to Emory University to manage finances and research administration for the Department of Pathology. In March 2008, West assumed the Center Administrator, Sr. role of the Georgia CTSA.

Henry M. Blumberg, MD

Principal Investigator, KL2 and TL1

Co-Course Director, Clinical Research Colloquium, Research Education Programs / Emory University

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Linda McCauley, RN, PhD

Director

Translational Workforce Development / Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

  • Dean and Professor

Dr. Linda McCauley began her tenure as Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in May 2009.

Dr. McCauley is a national leader in the area of research on environmental exposures and conducts interdisciplinary research using participatory research models to study pesticide exposures among minority communities. Her work aims to identify culturally appropriate interventions to decrease the impact of environmental and occupational health hazards in vulnerable populations, including workers and young children.

Dr. McCauley has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Her research has resulted in more than 80 publications, ongoing consultations, leadership on occupational and environmental advisory panels, and testimony to governmental oversight bodies.

Andrew Post, MD, PhD

Director, Informatics

Emory University

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Clinical Informatics Architect, Emory Healthcare

Jeff Sands, MD

Director

Pilot Grants / Emory University

  • Professor of Medicine, Director, Renal Division
Dr. Sands is the head of the “urea group.” This group is composed of a variety of investigators in the Emory University Division of Renal Medicine and in Emory Physiology that collaborate in investigating proteins that are involved in the manipulation of urea in the kidney. This work is chiefly about analyzing the transport proteins that are involved in producing a concentrated urine and seeing how they interrelate in the response of the body to conditions that result in polyuria. BIOGRAPHY Dr. Sands is the Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology and director of the Emory University Division of Renal Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston University School of Medicine. He trained in medicine at the University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences at the Pritzker School of Medicine and the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Following research fellowship training in the Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism, NHLBI, NIH, he proceeded to a clinical nephrology fellowship at Emory. Dr. Sands joined the Emory faculty as assistant professor in 1989, was promoted to associate professor in 1993, and was appointed a professor of medicine in 1998. He accepted the Kokko Professorship and division director position at Emory in 2002, and he was named executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Sands served as associate dean for clinical and translational research from 2006-2010. He served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology from 2001-2007. 

Jeffrey Lennox, MD

Director, Quality & Efficiency and Trial Innovation Centers

Emory University

  • Associate Dean, Clinical Research
  • Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Vice Chair of Medicine, Grady

Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH

Director, Community Engagement

Community Engagement / Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Associate Dean of Community Engagement
  • Director of Evaluation and Institutional Assessment

Eric J. Nehl, PhD

Director, Evaluation & Continuous Improvement

Emory University

  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Carlton D. Dampier, MD

Director, Regulatory Knowledge & Support

Emory University School of Medicine

  • Medical Director, Office of Clinical Research
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Research
  • Professor of Pediatrics

John J. Hanfelt, PhD

Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design

Emory University

  • Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Rollins School of Public Health

Greg S. Martin, MD, MSc

Program Director, Georgia CTSA Clinical Research Centers (GCRCs)

Co-Course Director, Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research, Research Education Programs / Emory University School of Medicine

  • Professor of Medicine and Executive Associate Division Director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Emory University School of Medicine

Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD

Director, Innovation Catalyst

Emory University

  • William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of Radiology
  • Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine

Kathy Griendling, PhD

Director, Collaboration & Multi-disciplinary Team Science

Emory University

  • Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, School of Medicine
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Medicine

Brian Rivers, PhD

Director, Integrating Special Populations

Morehouse School of Medicine

  • Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine

Neal Dickert, MD, PhD

Director, Recruitment Center

Emory University

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD, MSc

Program Director, Georgia CTSA Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sleep Medicine
  • Director, Asthma Clinical Research Program