Carmen Marsit New Associate Dean for Research

November 6, 2019
Carmen Marsit

After a large national search, Carmen J. Marsit, PhD, has been selected as the associate dean for research at the Rollins School of Public Health. Dr. Marsit will step into the position on December 1, 2019. As associate dean for research, he will oversee and shape the research activities at Rollins and represent our research operations at an Emory-wide level.

Dr. Marsit received his PhD in biological sciences in public health from Harvard University and held appointments at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth before joining the Emory faculty in 2016 as professor in environmental health with a secondary appointment in epidemiology.

His research focuses on understanding the impacts of the chemical, physical, and psychosocial environment during pregnancy on children’s health and uses advanced genomic and epigenomic approaches to define biological mechanisms.

He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and is seen as a leader in environmental health research at a national level. Dr. Marsit serves as the director of both the NIEHS-funded Training Program in Environmental Toxicology and the HERCULES Exposome Research Center. He is a multi-PI of the recently awarded Emory-Georgia Clean Air Research & Education Program.

Dr. Marsit will continue to hold his faculty appointment as professor in the Department of Environmental Health.