Faculty appointments

Martha Rogers, Dian Evans, Ursula Kelly, and Carolyn Reilly of Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University.Pediatrician Martha Rogers now directs the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing, having served as interim director. Since joining the nursing school in 2002, Rogers has led center projects with the CDC in Kenya and Zimbabwe to develop systems to track and develop each nation’s health workforce. She also directs the Center for Child Well-Being with the Task Force for Global Health, an Emory partner.

During her 20 years with the CDC, Rogers became an internationally known expert in HIV/AIDS among women and children. Her work led to the development of CDC policy to prevent HIV in children, including prophylactic treatment of HIV-infected women to prevent transmission to their infants. Rogers also co-chaired a CDC initiative resulting in a 75% decline in HIV infection among children in the United States.

Dian Evans, a clinical assistant professor of family and community nursing, leads the school’s emergency nurse practitioner program. For the past 20 years, Evans has taught at Emory, Georgia State University, and the Medical College of Georgia and practiced at Athens Regional Medical Center, Colbert Family Medical Center, and Gwinnett Medical Center. Her research focuses on treatment approaches for hyperactive behavior, emergency department use for nonurgent care by indigent patients, and comparisons between yoga and physical therapy as treatment for patients with chronic low back pain.

Ursula Kelly, a visiting scholar in family and community nursing, is an expert on women’s health, health disparities, and violence against women, especially Latinas. In the past year, she has published or prepared articles for Issues of Mental Health Nursing, the Southern Online Journal of Nursing, Advances in Nursing Science, Research in Nursing and Health, and Health Care for Women International.

Kelly also serves as an adjunct faculty member with the Emory Center for Injury Control in the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health and as a nurse scientist with the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  She previously taught at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

As a clinician and nurse scientist, Carolyn Reilly helps patients with cardiothoracic or vascular disease manage their conditions more effectively. Now an assistant professor of adult and elder health, Reilly serves as a co-investigator on an NIH study to assess quality of life in heart patients with diabetes, led by nursing professor Sandra Dunbar. Reilly is laying the groundwork for new studies on symptoms and quality of life in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension and on fluid restriction in patients with heart failure. Prior to her current appointment, Reilly was a research supervisor and a postdoctoral fellow and instructor in the School of Nursing. 

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