The Predictive Health Minor brings together perspectives from medicine, public health, business, economics, the social sciences and humanities. Students will explore a model of healthcare based on a personalized approach to health and well-being rather than the traditional disease-oriented model.  

Predictive Health Minor Requirements and Electives Checklist

Omer Kucuk, M.D., professor of Hematology & medical oncology, was the first scientist to show the benefits of nutrition in cancer prevention.

 Hear about Dr. Kucuk's groundbreaking work

Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, vice president and director, Emory's Global Health Institute and director of the US CDC from 1998 to 2002 shares his expertise with our students.

R. Wayne Alexander, MD, PhD,, cardiologist and the R Bruce Logue Professor and chair of Emory''s department of medicine, shares with students his expertise in the health implications of  reactive oxygen species and the importance of nutrition in cardiac health.

David Guidot, MD, Jeffrey R. Pine Professor of Medicine and Director, Emory Alcohol and Lung Biology Center shares with students the important relationship between alcohol and lung health.

Kimberly Rask, MD, PhD., Director, Emory Center on Health Outcomes Quality, is a general internist with a doctorate in health economics and research focussed on health promotion and outcomes measurement.

Allan Levey, MD, PhD, Betty Gage Holland Professor and Chair, Emory School of Medicine Department of Neurology, shares his groundbreaking work in neurodegenerative diseases.

Hear Dr. Levey talk about his work

 

Allan Kirk, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Scientific Director, Emory Transplant Center shares his expertise in immunology with students in "Many diseases, few causes"

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Dennis Liotta, PhD, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of chemistry, talks about the  discovery of Emtriva, the breakthrough antiviral drug for the treatment of HIV, and other medicinal inventions.

Hear Dr. Liotta talk about his work

Donald Stein, PhD, Asa G Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine, shares his pioneering discoveries of the effects of progesterone on the brain.

 Hear Dr. Stein talk about his work

Mark Wilson, PhD,, Division Chief, Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, shares his expertise on the psychosocial influences of appetite and food preference.

 Read more about Dr. Wilson's work

Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD, associate professor of endocrinology, studies molecular medicine and vitamin D, sharing the findings that vitamin D deficiency is not uncommon with wide-ranging health effects.