Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Bradley  Pearce

Research Associate Professor

Faculty, Epidemiology


My research group examines the role of genetics, infections, immune interactions and behavioral factors in the etiology of complex disorders, including autism, schizophrenia, and preterm birth.


I lead an active neuroimmunology laboratory located in the RSPH Claudia Nance Rollins Building. Techniques in the lab include tissue culture, in vitro pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biomarker assays in human tissue samples.


A key emphasis of my scholarship is to help trainees to bridge the gap between basic science, clinical investigations, and epidemiology. I am a track co-leader in the Burroughs Wellcome Fund “M2M” Training Program, which bridges laboratory and population sciences.


Overall, my scientific contributions reflect my integrative approach to research, and my appreciation for the knowledge and insights offered by the public and scientists outside my area of expertise.  By collaborating with experts in psychology, obstetrics, epidemiology, infectious diseases, and immunology, I have contributed to the literature in each of these fields.

Areas of Interest

  • Adolescent Health/Child Health
  • Behavior and Health
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health