Category Archives: Pracademics

The Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative: Podcast with “Pracademic” Dr. Allison Chamberlain

by Molly Gutilla, DrPH, MS Public Health Pracademics explores the intersection between academia and practice with an eye toward recognizing those already bridging this gap and encouraging others to embrace efforts to link science and practice. With all that we have to work on right now, from racism to COVID-19, and the intersection of these two, I can hardly think

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Creating a Space for Pracademics: Prioritizing the Academic-Practice Partnership, an Interview with Tom Gonzales

Tom Gonzales Interview

by Molly Gutilla, DrPH, MS After 22 years of experience working in local public health, Tom Gonzales was hired to direct the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment in Northern Colorado. Among a long list of to-dos, Tom has prioritized the creation of a formal partnership between public health practitioners and academics in our community. I sat down with

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My Life as a Pracademic

by Allison Chamberlain, PhD, MS In this post, Dr. Allison Chamberlain shares her experiences “playing on both teams” as a pracademic. Dr. Chamberlain is a faculty member at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and serves as an epidemiology consultant to the Fulton County Board of Health located in downtown Atlanta. This week she’ll be serving alongside

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Play on Both Teams: Become a Public Health Pracademic (Part 2)

by Molly J. Gutilla, DrPH, MS Public Health Pracademics will explore the intersection between academia and practice with an eye toward recognizing those already bridging this gap and encouraging others to embrace efforts to link science and practice. How to Be a Pracademic (part 2) Pracademics can be found on campuses and in public health practice, yet work in distinct

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Play on Both Teams: Become a Public Health Pracademic

by Molly J. Gutilla, DrPH, MS Public Health Pracademics will explore the intersection between academia and practice with an eye toward recognizing those already bridging this gap and encouraging others to embrace efforts to link science and practice. What Is a Pracademic and Why Do We Need Them? (part 1) This year’s theme at the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health

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