Our Sites


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.

Faculty Scholars

Second Year Fellows

Dionne Williams, BSN. RN

Anna Beth West, MD

Mimi Endale, PhD, RN

First Year Fellows

Anagha Cupples, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CTR



  • Elissa Falconer, MD
  • Erin Brown, BSN, RN, DNP-c
  • Freny Shah, MD


  • DeAngelo Harris, MD, MS


  • Alison Arensman
  • Bilal Ahmed
  • Javier Valle
  • Susan Swanson


  • 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