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Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health | Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University
Amy Webb Girard is an Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University. She has additional faculty appointments in the Department of Epidemiology, the Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Masters in Development Practice Program. Her current research in Atlanta, east Africa and India focus on the social determinants of maternal and child nutrition, including women’s empowerment, food systems and food security and the development and evaluation of multi-sectorial programs to improve nutrition, including nutrition-sensitive agriculture. With colleagues at the International Potato Center she developed and evaluated the impacts of two orange-flesh sweet potato promotion projects in western Kenya and SNNPR Ethiopia on maternal and child diets and health. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, technical reports, and social and behavior change curriculum. Additionally she has developed and teaches courses at RSPH and globally on research methods in global health, maternal and child health foundations, food policy and food security. Dr. Girard is committed to student mentorship and professional development, having supported over 100 MPH and PhD students in thesis, dissertation research and practica experiences. As well, she contributes to professional education courses /curricula for early to midcareer professionals for national and international organizations. Her teaching, service and mentoring excellence have been recognized with Emory’s Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Graduate Education (2012), student nomination and induction into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society (2014), the Hubert Department of Global Health Teaching Award (2015) and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Early Career Teaching Award (2019). Dr Girard received her PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University in 2006. She joined the RSPH faculty in 2010 following fellowships in nutritional epidemiology and anthropology at Harvard University and the University of Toronto, respectively.