Dr. Samuel Jenness is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.  He earned his MPH in Health Law and Bioethics from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Washington.  Dr. Jenness completed his post doc work at the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington.  He works on epidemiological problems at the intersection of infectious diseases and network science, including measurement and quantification of dynamic social and genomic networks for HIV/STIs and tuberculosis.  


  • Principal Investigator, EpiModel Research Lab, Funded by the NIH, and the CDC
  • Co-Investigator on multiple NIH, CDC and Gates Foundation funded grants
  • Faculty Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program, Emory Rollins School of Public Health
  • Member, Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution Program, Emory University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Emory University (2016 – 2021)
  • Member, MPH/MSPH Admission Committee, Emory University (2016 – 2021)
  • Member, PhD Program Committee, Emory University (2017 – present)
  • Grant Reviewer, Emory Center for AIDS Research (2017 – present)


  • Evaluating the drivers of infectious diseases and optimal designs for prevention and control
  • Developing methods and software tools for modeling infectious diseases
  • Measurements and quantifications of dynamic social and genomic networks for HIV/STI’s and tuberculosis
  • Utilizing modeling to stimulate the co-circulation of multiple pathogens within the same host
  • Pathogens: HIV, gonorrhea, TB, SARS-COV-2 


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