About Meet the Emory CAMP Team

Eli Rosenberg, PhD

Eli Rosenberg, PhD
Principal Investigator

Dr. Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology who directs HIV behavioral and clinical studies among MSM and focuses on complex epidemiological analyses. He has co-authored a biostatistical methods textbook and serves on the editorial board of PLoS ONE. Rosenberg is a guest researcher in DHAP, where he provides epidemiologic support for manuscripts and has created HIV transmission models for MMP and NHBS.

Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD

Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD
Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Sullivan is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and has 20 years of experience in infectious disease epidemiology, mostly focused on the use of information from public health data systems to improve responses to the US HIV epidemic. In his work as an EIS officer, an epidemiologist, and a manager in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, he has supported state and local health departments in the implementation and interpretation of surveillance and programmatic data. At CDC, he served as Chief of the Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch, Acting Chief of the HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch, and Acting DHAP Deputy Director for Science. He has published >150 manuscripts, including several high-impact models, was a Deputy Editor of Public Health Reports, and currently serves on the boards of PLoS ONE and Annals of Epidemiology. Sullivan is the co-director of the Center for AIDS Research Prevention Core, coordinating dissemination of prevention technologies and HIV prevention training/technical assistance.

Travis Sanchez, DVM, MPH

Travis Sanchez, DVM, MPH
Dissemination Core Member

Dr. Sanchez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. He worked as an epidemiologist in Fulton County, GA, and coordinated Georgia's District Epidemiology program, which involved prevention for HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis/TB. In 10 years at CDC, he helped to establish 2 supplemental HIV surveillance systems (NHBS and MMP) and supervised teams responsible for determining the cost effectiveness of different models of HIV screening. As Associate Chief for Science in DHAP’s BCSB, he developed manuscript tracking systems and ensured that resources were applied to manuscript completion. Sanchez shepherded key papers on HIV surveillance, epidemiology, and trials results through drafting, clearance, and publication. As ACS, he worked on a model to estimate HIV transmissions among MSM and provided data inputs and advice on DHAP’s resource allocation model.

Monica Trigg, MPH

Monica Trigg, MPH
Project Coordinator, Governance Team

Monica is an Associate Director of Programs in the Department of Epidemiology. Before joining Emory, Monica supported a number of global health initiatives with CARE, The Carter Center, and the Peace Corps. These roles took her on many incredible adventures across the world and provided exposure and built expertise in real-world public health concerns and programs through which to address them. She also spent five years with the Georgia Department of Public Health with the Immunization Program, first as a regional program officer and then as the Vaccine Manager, overseeing distribution of federally-purchased vaccine to the state’s 1,500+ immunization providers.

Kevin Weiss, MPH

Kevin Weiss, MPH
Data Analyst

Kevin joined PRISM Health as a graduate research assistant in 2014, and started as a full time staff member in 2016, focusing on CAMP. He works to support agent-based modeling efforts focusing on HIV and other STIs in MSM. He has worked on multiple projects with PRISM, including AIDSVu, HIVContinuum, Sibanye Health Project, and KPIS. He earned a BS in International Studies and Biology from the University of Michigan and a MPH in Global Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health.

Samuel Jenness, PHD

Samuel Jenness, PHD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jenness is an infectious disease epidemiologist specializing in mathematical and computational approaches for investigating the prevention and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. At Rollins School of Public Health, he is the Principal Investigator of the EpiModel Research Lab, which focuses on developing methods and software tools for network-based mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission dynamics.

Eric Hall, MPH

Eric Hall, MPH
Data Analyst

Eric is a Data Analyst is the Department of Epidemiology. He graduated from Rollins School of Public Health with a Masters of Public Health with a focus in Global Epidemiology in 2015. Previously, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland and worked with an international educational organization in New York.

Rachel Kearns, MPH

Rachel Kearns, MPH
Data Analyst

Rachel joined PRISM Health in September 2011, as a Graduate Research Assistant while she completed her Master of Public Health in the Global Epidemiology Department at Emory, and transitioned to a staff position in June 2013. Prior to attending graduate school, Rachel worked as an Account Supervisor at a direct mail marketing firm in Atlanta. Rachel has a strong interest in sub-Saharan Africa stemming from study and work experiences in southern Africa and Madagascar during her undergraduate and graduate careers. Rachel’s experience continues to compliment her current role as a Data Analyst, where she is responsible for data collection and management for two South-Africa based studies, the Sibanye Health Project and KPIS South Africa. She also works on the CAMP modeling project, the COPE4YMSM implementation study in Thailand and the C-Pleasure condom trial.

Jennie McKenney, PhD

Jennie McKenney, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. McKenney’s research interests include both domestic and global HIV prevention. Dr. McKenney completed her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation work focus on high risk sexual behaviors and mental health among HIV-infected heterosexual women in South Africa. At UCLA, Dr. McKenney worked with the Microbicides Trial Network, on a cohort study following heterosexual women who seroconverted. In addition, she worked with the Department of Defense to examine the feasibility and acceptability of a point-of-need multiplex device in Peru and Cambodia. Dr. McKenney began working with PRISM Health in 2015 and focuses on HIV modeling research and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. McKenney is currently working on tow HIV modeling projects. The first is a multisite study in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), entitled: Emory University Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention (CAMP). The other, is a multisite study in collaboration with University of California, Santa Barbara modeling the effects of home-use HIV testing strategies for MSM. She is also working on a multisite randomized clinical trial (RCT); testing the efficacy of a program of mobile prevention message for HIV positive and HIV negative MSM.

Jeremy Grey, PhD

Jeremy Grey, PhD
Epidemiologist

Dr. Grey joined PRISM Health as a postdoctoral fellow in August 2013, after graduating from the University of Minnesota. In his time with PRISM Health, Dr. Grey has published articles using data from the MAN Project and Involvement, and he is currently part of the Element and Engagement studies as well as the Emory Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention.

Taylor Wimbly, MPH, CHES

Taylor Wimbly, MPH, CHES
Public Health Program Associate

Taylor Wimbly holds a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and a Masters of Public Health from Emory, Rollins School of Public Health. While at Spelman, Wimbly gained a passion for working with individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. She has worked with various populations local and abroad to provide HIV education, testing and counseling. She joined the PRISM team in 2014 as a Graduate Research Assistant on Stronger Together and remained working with the study throughout her time at Rollins. Wimbly also worked in a Gwinnett County high school facilitating an evidence -based sexual education curriculum to 9th grade students. Wimbly currently works as a Project Coordinator on Stronger Together and supports dissemination efforts on the Emory Coalition for Applied Modeling for Prevention (CAMP) project.

James Curran, MD

James Curran, MD
Scientific Advisory Group Co-director

Dr. Curran is Dean and Professor of Epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. He has authored > 270 scientific publications and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1993. He served as Director of the CDC AIDS Activity, Director of the HIV/AIDS Division, Assistant Surgeon General, and has been a member of the Board of Public Health in the State of Georgia since 2011.

Carlos del Rio, MD

Carlos del Rio, MD
Clinical Core Co-director, Scientific Advisory Group

Dr. del Rio is Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and a Professor of Infectious Diseases. He is also co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. del Rio is a member of the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, Board of the IAS-USA, DHHS Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines, and Board of the HIVMA; Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses; and an Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care. His focus is access to care and healthcare utilization among HIV-infected persons in the US.

Martina Morris, PhD

Martina Morris, PhD
Scientific Advisory Group

Dr. Morris is a Professor at the University of Washington. She is an expert in population dynamics, sexual networks, and HIV/STI transmission models.

David Holtgrave, PhD

David Holtgrave, PhD
Scientific Advisory Group Co-Director, Economic Modeling Core

Dr. Holtgrave is Professor, and Chair of the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society at Johns Hopkins University. He has held many CDC leadership positions, including Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Intervention Research & Support. Dr. Holtgrave is a leading authority on economic evaluation and planning of HIV prevention programs and has extensive experience working with local public health departments to apply economic modeling to optimize HIV prevention resource allocation. He co-led an enhanced comprehensive HIV prevention plan (ECHHP) for the Baltimore-Towson MSA, which allocated $6 million in federal funds across interventions to avert the highest possible number of infections over 4 years, and has used mathematical modeling and economic evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of strategies designed to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in the United States.