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The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive, SW
NCPC, Suite 238
Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495
Dr. Franklin received a bachelor's degree in Biology from Morgan State University in 1992 and completed a post baccalaureate program in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He received his M.P.H. from Morehouse School of Medicine in 1998, with a concentration in International Health, and subsequently received a training certificate in epidemiology and policy studies from the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Health and Public Policy, with a concentration in Injury Epidemiology, from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009. As a National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Training Fellow in Alcohol, Injury and Violence, Dr. Franklin's academic training is anchored in quantitative and qualitative research methods, social and cultural aspects of alcohol-related violence, behavioral, legal, and environmental approaches, economic implications of alcohol-attributable injuries and related countermeasures, and the scientific basis for policy development and evaluation.
Dr. Franklin's work experience includes serving as a Section Epidemiologist with the Georgia Division of Public Health, a Research Fellow with the CDC/Epidemiological Program Office, and a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Health Services Research and Policy at The George Washington University. Collectively, these experiences have given him an extensive background and professional training in applied epidemiology and biostatistics.
Dr. Franklin's current research interests include the spatial availability of alcohol and its influence on assaultive violence, structural indices of race and class and their impact on health disparities, and public policies that shape urban health status.