About SORT

Mission: To promote future public health leadership by providing students with hands-on training and experiences in outbreak response and emergency preparedness.

The Student Outbreak and Response Team (SORT) is a Graduate Student Organization at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. SORT collaborates with the DeKalb County Board of Health, the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research at Emory University, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide current public health students with the opportunity to apply public health theory in practical settings.

SORT currently has 44 members, including 8 student leaders, from all graduate programs at RSPH. Membership is highly competitive and the application process occurs at the start of the fall semester.

2017-2018 Leadership:

  • Co-Presidents: Cory Arrouzet & Mikala Caton
  • Co-Logisticians: Kristen Cowan & Stephen Uong
  • Communications Chair: Jennifer Pigoga
  • Community Outreach Liaison: Cymone Gates
  • Treasurer: Meghan Franczek
  • Social Activities & Alumni Coordinator: Aaron Marshall
SORT at the CDC's EOC

SORT at the CDC’s EOC

SORT with Dr. Bill Foege

SORT with Dr. Bill Foege

SORT members at the Emory Midtown Flu Clinic Fall, 2013

SORT members at the Emory Midtown Flu Clinic Fall, 2013

SORT members in the EOC working on a rabies response

SORT members in the EOC working on a rabies response

3 thoughts on “About SORT

  1. Hello SORT, I wanted to know if anyone had been hired post-graduation based on their SORT experiences into a group or program that dealt with any aspect of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (e.g Mental Health and conflict, Immunization programs, etc). Thank you!

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