Dr. Chavarria Moves to Emory

HELI 2018 alum Enmanuel A. Chavarria, Ph.D. (Manny) joined the faculty in the Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES) Department at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor as of July 2021!

Dr. Chavarria plans to continue his work on leveraging digital communication technologies to assist in addressing cancer health disparities among disparate populations. He looks forward towards working with Emory Winship Cancer Institute leadership to assist in expanding community engagement efforts.

Prior to his move to Emory, Dr. Chavarria’s gained experience as faculty at UTHealth Houston, School of Public Health in Brownsville, Texas, where he worked among underserved and vulnerable populations living on the Texas/Mexico Border. This and his additional training received at the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Behavioral Oncology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (NCI R25 CA 090314, PIs: Dr. Paul Jacobsen, Dr. Thomas Brandon, Dr. Susan Vadaparampil; Mentors: Dr. Cathy D. Meade, and Dr. Clement K. Gwede) afforded Dr. Chavarria the skillset necessary for success in his current role at Rollins School of Public Health.

Dr. Chavarria believes his time spent in Madison for HELI 2018 facilitated the confidence necessary for success. Dr. Chavarria shared that HELI “provides the assurance of belonging to an internationally broad and influential network that contributes continued professional support and resources for career and personal success.”

Congratulations & well done, Manny!

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