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Faculty Appointments

Rowena Elliott PhD RN CNN AGNP-C FAAN, associate clinical professor, comes to Emory from the University of Southern Mississippi. Through her research, she is increasing awareness and prevention of chronic kidney disease in older adults. Elliott is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and past president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association.

Jill Hamilton PhD RN FAAN, acting associate professor, returns to Emory from Johns Hopkins University. Her research explores the social and cultural factors that influence health and coping strategies in older African American cancer patients and survivors. A former Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, Hamilton aims to understand how African Americans use religion and spirituality to manage stressful life situations and cope with disease.

Michelle Wright PhD RN is an assistant professor with clinical and research expertise in emergency and neonatal intensive care. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research centers on investigating relationships between environmental exposures and genomic factors to determine their affect on health outcomes.

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