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The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Rollins School of Public Health offers free writing and quantitative tutors for currently enrolled degree seeking students. Writing tutors are available by appointment and Quantitative tutors have both drop-in hours and appointments weekly (Fall and Spring terms).

Quantitative tutors work with students to understand epidemiological and statistical concepts and methods introduced in their coursework, apply these concepts to their research projects, and provide support for students conducting quantitative analyses. The tutors' goal is for the student to understand concepts and methods so the student can apply this knowledge to the student's own work. Tutors are familiar with SAS and R Programming Languages.

Writing tutors work with Rollins students in the planning, drafting, and revising of research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, personal statements, class assignments, and final papers. Tutors are well versed in the mechanics of academic writing and use an educational approach to support students. Rather than providing editing services, writing tutors work with students with the goal of explaining and strengthening writing concepts so that students can apply new knowledge and techniques to their future writing projects.

ARC services are available throughout the academic year.

  • Academic support appointments are 45-minutes for individuals or groups.
  • Out of courtesy to ARC staff, appointments must be scheduled or canceled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Enrolled, degree-seeking students may request up to two appointments per month for writing and quantitative support.

 Fall 2021

Drop-in hours and appointments for the Fall 2021 term will be offered both in-person and/or virtual (via Zoom).

Individual Appointments

To schedule an individual appointment with a tutor, please use this link to reserve a time.

If you do not see an appointment available and/or there is not one that fits your schedule, please email rspharc@emory.edu .

Quantitative Drop-in Hours

TutorDayTimeIn-Person/Virtual
Zerleen Quader Mondays 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Virtual

Zoom Link

Grace Christensen Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:30pm

In-Person

Room CNR 1036

Zerleen Quader Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Virtual

Zoom Link

Grace Christensen Thursdays 2:00pm - 4:30pm

In-Person

Room CNR 1036

 

Questions? Contact rspharc@emory.edu

Meet Our ARC Staff

ARCTutors_GraceC.jpgGrace Christensen (quantitative support) is a second-year PhD student in epidemiology interested in environmental epidemiology, health disparities, and reproductive health. Before coming to Emory, Grace got her BS in Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, and her MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Michigan. After her MPH, Grace worked in the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow.

Rebecca GoldsteinRebecca Goldstein (writing support) is a fourth-year medical student at Emory. She received her BA in Anthropology from Cornell University, and her MPH in Global Health from Emory University. Between her MPH and medical school, Rebecca worked for three years in infectious disease epidemiology. Most recently, her work involved implementing surveillance systems and supporting data use for decision-making with five countries’ national malaria control programs. She looks forward to combining programmatic public health work with clinical care in her future. Rebecca is available to help students with personal statements, class assignments, final papers, theses across disciplines, research articles, conference submissions, and surveys.

Caroline OwensCaroline Owens (writing support) is a fourth-year PhD student in Biological Anthropology with interests in food systems and human well-being in domestic and international settings. Her dissertation research explores the biological and social pathways that connect food insecurity, mental health, diet-related chronic disease in rural areas of Georgia in the United States. Seeking to gain interdisciplinary perspectives to inform her work, Caroline has taken courses in Global Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics through Rollins. Before coming to Emory, Caroline received her BA in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with minors in Biology and English. Caroline is well versed in technical, academic writing and is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, personal statements, class assignments, and final papers.

ARC-Tutors4.jpgZerleen Quader (quantitative support) is a fourth-year PhD student in Epidemiology interested in social epidemiology, health disparities, and childhood health. Before coming to Emory, Zerleen received her BS in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Following her MPH she worked in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC. Zerleen is available to assist Rollins students with data analysis in SAS and provide support for the use of quantitative and epidemiologic methods in coursework, research projects, and theses. 

Surbhi Shrivastava Surbhi Shrivastava (writing support) is a second-year PhD student in Sociology. Her research focuses on gender and health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal health. Surbhi holds a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Manipal University, India and an MPH in Health Policy, Economics and Finance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Before coming to Emory, she worked in public health research at non-profit organisations in Mumbai and Delhi. Surbhi has experience writing academic articles, opinion pieces, policy briefs, and advocacy statements. Surbhi is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising their research articles, conference papers, theses, class assignments and final papers.

ARC-Tutors2.jpgJulia Sobolik (writing support) is a fourth-year PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences with interests in food safety, enteric diseases, and environmental microbiology in both domestic and international settings. She is particularly interested in norovirus exposure pathways in the agricultural farm environment and interventions that reduce infection risk among fresh produce consumers. Julia holds a BS in Biology from Oregon State University, an MPH in Global Health from Emory University, and an MS in Microbiology from the University of Washington. Julia is well versed in technical, academic writing and is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, personal statements, class assignments and final papers.

Writing Workshops

Hannah Nicol, Assistant Director of International Student Affairs & ESL, leads writing workshops and presentations throughout the year. These workshops are open to all RSPH students. 

Watch the Paper Writing Review

Watch Good Scholarship

Watch the Journal Article Writing Prezi Webinar I and Webinar II

Additional Workshops

EndNote for PC

An Introduction to the new PubMed

Zotero

Quick Links

Next time you’re stumped on a style or grammar question, take a look at these trusted writing resources.  

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Open Education Database
Amherst College Online Resources for Writers