Brian Graaf, MPA is a project director in the School of Epidemiology at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, for the Lopman Research Lab.  He completed his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice at California State University, Sacramento (2008) and his Master of Public Administration at University of Southern California (2011).  Brian has over 10 years of public health project management and operational experience.


  • Project Director, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Lopman Research Projects (2018 – Present)
  • Program Administrator, Rollins School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Certificate Program (2018 – 2020)
  • Senior Program Officer, CDC Foundation (2014 – 2018) and Program Coordinator (2012 – 2014)


  • Managing dynamic portfolios of public health projects 
  • Operations management and optimizing business processes 
  • Drafting, negotiating and monitoring contractual agreements
  • Managing grant applications and proposal submissions
  • Pathogens: COVID-19, rotavirus, norovirus and viral hepatitis

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