Faculty Support

Since its founding in 1990, Rollins has established itself as a global leader in public health education and research. Our professors are among the most talented and accomplished faculty in the world, an integral component of the diverse and inclusive Rollins community. Comprised of award-winning senior members and extraordinary early-and-mid career faculty, all are poised to make pioneering discoveries, transform their disciplines, and educate and inspire the next generation of public health leaders.

Investing in Rollins’ faculty and their research, scholarship, and publications will elevate our students’ educational experiences while helping Rollins maintain its level of excellence by enabling the school to recruit and retain the most talented instructors and researchers in the world.

To learn more about supporting faculty at Rollins, please contact Kathryn Graves, Senior Associate Dean for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at (404) 727-3352, Kathryn.Graves@emory.edu , or Sarah Bartlett, Lead Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations at (404) 712-8687, sarah.bartlett@emory.edu , or Brooks Lyddan, Director of Development at (404) 727-8842,  brooks.lyddan@emory.edu.

Carmen Marsit

Carmen Marsit, PhD

Rollins Distinguished Professor of Research, Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Carmen Marsit is the Rollins Distinguished Professor of Research and Associate Dean for Research at the Rollins School of Public Health. His research, teaching, and service is focused broadly on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for mediating the impact of the environment in human disease, utilizing to inter- and multi-disciplinary research methods. His laboratory studies a variety of molecular alterations, with a growing interest on –omics technologies, which may be responsible, in a significant part, for cancer, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and common and rare conditions of childhood including obesity, growth, and behavioral disorders. He has significant expertise in environmental epigenomics, incorporating studies of the impact of the environment, including chemical, physical, and psychosocial factors, on the mechanisms controlling the fundamental cellular process of gene expression control, and how alterations or variation to these features impact health and disease. This research program fits at the interface of basic and population sciences, providing a sound scientific basis to studying a mechanism underlying the environmental contribution to health outcomes. The overarching goal of this work is to both provide important biologic and mechanistic evidence to support policies related to the control of environmental contaminants, and to provide insights into novel prevention and intervention strategies.


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