Dr. Allison Chamberlain directs the Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research and the Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC).   She also serves as Associate Professor for Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.  Dr. Chamberlain has a background in biodefense policy, public health preparedness and vaccine promotion.  She received her M.S. from Georgetown University in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy (2007), and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Emory University (2015).  


  • Director, Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research  
  • Director, Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC)
  • Consultant, Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) (2017 – present)
  • Academic Advisor, Emory Student Outbreak Response Team (SORT) (2015 – present)
  • Co-Director, Graduate Studies, Epidemiology, PhD program, Laney Graduate School (2019 – 2020)
  • Award, Vaccine and Edward Jenner Vaccine Society Young Investigator Program (2016)


  • Strategies for public health preparedness & practice, as well as vaccine promotion
  • Improving patient and provider education regarding infectious disease threats
  • Methods for implementation science and public health ethics
  • Expertise in cluster randomized trial design
  • Pathogens: Influenza, Pertussis, HIV, COVID-19, Legionella 


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