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JoAnna L. Hillman, MPH

Program Lead, Evaluation & Quality Improvement

Phone: 404-727-0087

Fax: 404-727-1835



JoAnna is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance. Her responsibilities include overseeing the planning, coordination, and implementation of evaluation activities for the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC). Her professional interests include evaluation and qualitative research, quality and process improvement, capacity building and maternal and global health.

Prior to joining Emory, JoAnna worked for CDC as a Health Scientist in Informatics. At CDC, she provided technical assistance for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of health information systems and co-developed trainings for health professionals to support HIV/AIDS health services in resource-constrained countries.  JoAnna also has state and local public health experience working on complex interagency initiatives for health indicator improvement, worksite health, outbreak and emergency response planning, and informatics competencies development for public health workers.

JoAnna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Science and Services from the University of Rhode Island, earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University, and has completed additional graduate coursework in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program, and holds a certificate in Lean Healthcare from Belmont University.

On the weekends, you can find JoAnna in the woods on her mountain bike, completely covered in mud with a big smile on her face.