Region IV Public Health Training Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Melissa Alperin, more commonly known by her nickname, Moose, is the PI of the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC) and PI of the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub – both of which are headquartered at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In addition to serving as the PI for these training centers, Moose has been the PI, Co-PI or Project Director on numerous leadership training, workforce development, and public health practice initiatives including the Emory Public Health Training Center (PHTC), the Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness, Applied Public Health Informatics Curriculum Project, Evaluation of the Older Driver Safety Design Train-the-Trainer Workshop, and the Assessment of Immunization Training Needs and Educational Products and Programs for Medical Assistants. She has 30 years of experience as a health educator and instructional design specialist in public health. Moose is the Director of the Executive MPH program, the online MPH at RSPH, and has taught working public health professionals in the distance-based format for 20 years. She holds a faculty position in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Moose has an EdD in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, an MPH degree in Health Promotion and Education from Emory, an AB degree in Judaic Studies from Brown University, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).