Jodie L. Guest

Jodie L. Guest

Dr. Jodie Guest is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health and at the School of Medicine, Emory University.  She has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards at Emory, most recently the 2020 Rollins School of Public Health Professor of the Year, 2020 Teaching Excellence Award from the Department of Epidemiology and the Emory School of Medicine Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.  Dr. Guest has a broad background in epidemiology and specific expertise in HIV cohorts and clinical trials, having focused her research in racial, sexual and gender minority populations in HIV care. Since March 2020, Dr. Guest has been leading Emory’s outbreak response team for COVID-19 work, working in Hall County with poultry plant workers, communities in middle Georgia and the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta.  She is on the Leadership Advisory Council for the Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative, a public health and academic partnership, and is leading the outbreak response efforts for this collaboration. Dr. Guest serves on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Atlanta, Georgia Humanities and the Leadership Council for Zoo Atlanta and is the co-chair of the National LGBTQ Health Conference.