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Election Experts

Emory's political experts are leading authorities on national and southern politics, polling, elections, political mobilization and race.


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Election Experts

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Roxana Chicas

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Health impacts of climate change and temperature increases, immigrant health

Roxana Chicas, PhD, an assistant professor at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, specializes in studying the health impacts stemming from climate change, with a particular focus on temperature increases and their detrimental effects on vulnerable populations, such as farmworkers and construction workers.

Additional expertise: Heat-related illness, agricultural worker health and safety, environmental health

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Sharron M. Close

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Gun safety

Sharron M. Close, PhD, is a pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Dr. Close is a leading voice on gun safety and the public health implications of gun violence. Her expertise, grounded in clinical practice and informed by her experience as a parent and grandparent, positions her as a critical resource for understanding the multifaceted issue of gun violence in America.

Additional expertise: clinical pediatrics

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Caroline Fohlin


Impact of the economy on elections

Caroline Fohlin, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Economics and an expert in economic, financial and business history, banking and financial markets, venture capital and innovation, and corporate finance and governance. She can discuss factors that affect voters’ perceptions of the economy, how voters currently perceive the economy vs. how the economy is performing, and how current economic trends may impact the election.

Additional expertise: Historical perspectives on the connections between the economy and the rise of authoritarianism

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Shawana S. Moore

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Women's Reproductive Health

Shawana S. Moore, DNP, associate professor at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, specializes in maternal health, women’s reproductive health and abortion care. Dr. Moore harnesses her expertise to advance health care practices and policies that enhance women’s access to reproductive health care and support for underserved populations. She champions inclusive health care and advocates for comprehensive reproductive rights and services.

Additional expertise: Contraception, sexual health, gender affirming care

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