Faculty at our Atlanta VAQS site are sought after for their expertise in implementation science, system redesign, interprofessional education, and curriculum design, particularly in the areas of quality improvement, health systems, patient safety and leadership. Our faculty are leaders in health systems and academic medical centers.

Fellows come to our Atlanta VAQS site to gain an expertise in quality improvement, implementation science and educational program design and evaluation

Our program site is fortunate to have Magnet recognition at both the Atlanta VA Medical Center and its primary affiliate, Emory University. We are recognized for the strength of collaboration with regional partners – Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, WellStar and Morehouse School of Medicine. Our site is known for providing Interprofessional mentorship, including professional development through additional training opportunities at Emory University’s School of Nursing, School of Public Health and Graduate Schools.

Senior Faculty Scholars

Abraham 1

Corrine Abraham, DNP, RN
Senior Nurse Scholar

Anne Tomolo, MD, MPH
Senior Physician Scholar

Faculty Scholars

Johnson-Martinez 4

Krysta Johnson-Martinez, MD

Emeritus Scholars

Bethany Robertson 1
Carolyn Clevenger

Bethany Robertson, DNP, CNM

Carolyn Clevenger, RN, DNP, AGPCNP-BC,

Current First Year Fellows

Caroline Gerbert
DeAngelo Harris
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

photo: Anne Rayner; VU
Sidney Law

Caroline Gerber, PhD, RN

DeAngelo Harris, MD, MS

Sidney Law, MD

Current Second Year Fellows

Susan Swanson
Emory Dunwoody Clinic physician & resident headshots.

Susan Swanson, DNP, RN

Javier Valle, MD, MPH

Current Third Year Fellows


Bilal Ahmad, MD

Allison Arensman, MD



Neha Pathak, MD

Paula Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C


Ben Flink, MD

Krysta Johnson-Martinez, MD

Rebecca Wheeler, PhD, RN


Ingrid Duva, PhD, RN

Shani Woolard, MD


Corrine Anne Abraham, RN, MN, DNP
Michael Saenger, MD, FACP