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Linelle Blais, PhD, CPF

Executive Director
Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance

Phone: 404-712-8474

Fax: 404-727-1835



Linelle the Executive Director of the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, and Associate Director, Executive MPH Program, Prevention Science Track at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. As a health psychologist and certified professional facilitator, her interests include individual and organizational change, community engagement and program development, strategic planning and evaluation, and translation of science to practice.

Prior to joining Emory, Linelle worked at the American Cancer Society’s National Home Office where she directed applied research and evaluation projects and led nationwide capacity-building initiatives as a National Vice President in Field Operations and Talent Strategy. With the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island, she conducted health behavior change research and theory testing. Linelle also worked at Brown University’s Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Her leisure activities are child-centric as she has two children and two step-children. Together with her husband, Joe, you can find her playing tennis, digging in the garden, or preparing for yet another impromptu house party. Her secret pleasure? Listening to live music at local hole-in-the-wall venues.