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A portrait of President Claire E. Sterk outside her office

Meet Emory's president

A portrait of President Claire E. Sterk outside her office

Claire E. Sterk is the 20th president of Emory and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health.

She took office on September 1, 2016, having previously served as the university's sixth provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. A public health scholar who has deepened our understanding of addiction, mental health, and HIV/AIDS, she served on the Emory faculty for 21 years.


Atlanta Business Chronicle profiles President Claire E. Sterk

Profiled on Atlanta BIZ, Emory President Claire E. Sterk discusses her journey to higher education, her interest in public health and Emory's impact as both a top university and health care institution. Video reproduced with permission from 11Alive and Atlanta BIZ

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Recent Presidential Communications

October 28, 2018

Sterk Responds to Recent Shooting in Pittsburgh

The recent massacre at the Tree of Life congregation in Pittsburgh has left us grieved and outraged. Acts of violence have no place in our society.

September 20, 2018

Deborah W. Bruner Appointed Senior Vice President for Research

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, as the university’s senior vice president for research, effective October 1.

August 29, 2018

Sterk Welcomes Students, Faculty, Staff to New Academic Year

As we begin the new academic year, I want to extend a warm welcome and best wishes to our students, faculty and staff.

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