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Jodie L. Guest is the Director of HIV Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and holds faculty positions at Emory University, both in the School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, where she teaches three classes each year. Dr. Guest received her doctorate in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1999. Jodie also has her Masters in Public Health with a specialty in Epidemiology from Emory University where she graduated with Distinction in Research in 1992. She manages the clinical and research database of 3,600 HIV+ patients and designs and analyzes research protocols for the HIV Atlanta VA Cohort Study (HAVACS). She is currently working on studies addressing the issues of antiretroviral-induced lipid abnormalities, nephrotoxicity, inflammatory markers of endothelial cell activation, hepatitis c coinfection, MRSA, and food insecurity. She lectures extensively on the use of epidemiologic study formats and statistics in the clinical medicine arena. She is on the steering committee for the international cohort collaboration, ART-cc, and is a reviewer for AIDS, Journal of AIDS, Pharmacotherapy, International Journal of Epidemiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases. In 2009, began co-teaching a summer course to each new class of CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service officers. She has mentored more than fourteen master’s students, three doctoral students and multiple residents and fellows and serves as the chair of the Sub-Committee on Research and Development at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. In 2002 she won the Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching for Emory University’s School of Medicine and in 2011, she was awarded the Crystal Apple for excellence in graduate teaching at Emory University, the only student nominated teaching award at Emory.
Dr. Guest serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and is leading a ten million dollar capital campaign to build a new middle school building. During her time on the board, she revised the strategic vision and plan which now serves as the governing document for the work done by the Board of Trustees. Additional volunteer positions in the community include working as the lead fundraiser for SMartStart, an outreach program to fund educational opportunities for single mothers founded at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and serving on the Strategic Planning Committee for the church. In 2005, she founded a team that participates yearly in at least one Susan G. Koman for the Cure 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk. She currently serves as the Media Ambassador for the Atlanta walk. In addition, she volunteers as a lead communications trail director at the Iditarod and heads the research component for the Georgia Migrant Farmworker Clinic held each year in South Georgia. She is member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2011 and leads the class initiative on education.
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