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The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Rollins School of Public Health offers free writing and quantitative tutoring for currently enrolled MPH and MSPH degree seeking students. (PHS PhD students may contact the Writing Center for assistance.) 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 30 or 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 2022

Drop-in hours and appointments for the Fall 2022 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
Nada Boualam Mondays 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In Person

GCR Room 109

Meredith Dixon Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:00am

In Person

GCR Room 109

Meredith Dixon

Wednesdays 

10:00am - Noon

In Person

GCR Room 109

Grace Christensen 

Thursdays

11:00am - 2:00pm 

Virtual

Zoom Link

Nada Boualam

Fridays

8:00am - 10:00am

Virtual

Zoom Link

Questions? Contact rspharc@emory.edu

Meet Our ARC Staff

ARCTutors_Nada BoualamNada Boualam (quantitative support) is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy and Management interested in physician behavior and technology diffusion. Before coming to Emory, Nada received her BS in Economics and BA in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and her MHS from Johns Hopkins University.
Nada is available to assist Rollins students with research question development, data analysis, and support for using quantitative methods in coursework, research projects, and theses.

ARCTutors_GraceC.jpgGrace Christensen (quantitative support) is a fourth-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. Grace is available to assist Rollins students with data analysis in SAS and R, and provide support for the use of quantitative and epidemiologic methods in coursework, research projects, and theses.

ARCTutors_Meredith DixonMeredith Dixon (quantitative support) is a third-year PhD student in epidemiology interested in social epidemiology and maternal & child health. Ultimately, she hopes her research will help inform efforts to address disparities in pregnancy outcomes and to highlight the importance of policies that support maternal mental health, especially during the perinatal period. She received her BA in Biology from Texas A&M University, and her MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University. Meredith is available to assist Rollins students with data analysis in SAS or R, and to provide support for the use of quantitative and epidemiologic methods in coursework, research projects, and theses.

ARCTutors_Susan HoffmanSusan Hoffman (writing support) is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology interested in omics, environmental epidemiology, and reproductive health. She got her BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dickinson College and her MPH from the University of Maryland.; Between her MPH and Emory, she worked as a Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Susan can assist with writing, planning, and editing scientific manuscripts for publication, conference abstracts, posters, and oral presentations, thesis preparation and editing, class work, and final papers.

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.

ARCTutors_Snigdha PeddireddySnigdha Peddireddy (writing support) is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences. Her academic interests involve policy implementation research and the structural determinants of health affecting people who use drugs. She got her BS in Neuroscience from Duke University and her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Snigdha has expertise in writing academic articles for publication, policy briefs, and reports for non-scientific audiences, as well as data visualization using Tableau. Snigdha can assist students with planning, writing, and revising manuscripts for publication, conference abstracts, posters, oral presentations, theses, and class papers. She can also assist with communicating research and data to non-scientific audiences.

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.

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