Sterk Clair Aih2019

Claire Sterk

President and Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health, Emory University (Festival Underwriter)

Claire Sterk is president of Emory University and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health. A public health scholar, she has served for the past two decades as a social scientist, academic leader, and administrator at Emory. Prior to becoming president in 2016, Sterk served as the university’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. A globally renowned thought leader, her work has deepened understanding of social and health disparities; addiction and infectious diseases, specifically HIV/AIDS; community engagement; and the importance of mentoring and empowering women leaders. Sterk’s academic publications include three books and over 125 peer-reviewed articles. She lectures widely at universities around the world.

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