Assistant Director, Media Relations
Health Sciences Communications
Rollins School of Public Health
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Melva B. Robertson, MAPW, joins the Emory Health Sciences Communications Team as assistant director of Media Relations. In this role, she develops and maintains local and national media relations for the Rollins School of Public Health and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
Robertson has an extensive career in health communications. She most recently served as communications outreach liaison/risk communicator for the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response at Cobb & Douglas Public Health. Before that, she was the communications manager for Morehouse School of Medicine and media relations specialist for Grady Health System. She garnered newsroom experience from FOX 5 Atlanta and CBS 46 Atlanta. Her communications specialties include developing internal and external communications strategies, media relations, writing, and video production.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Robertson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications from Morris Brown College and a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. She holds certifications in National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and Incident Command Systems for Healthcare/Hospitals. She is a member of several associations such as the Public Relations Society of America, American Public Health Association, National Association of Black Journalists, and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.