Faculty Profile

Jessica Harding, PhD

Jessica Harding, PhD

Primary Appointment: Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Secondary Appointment: Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Email

jessica.lee.harding@emory.edu

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2019

Biography

Dr. Jessica Harding is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in conducting chronic disease research at population and system levels in both academic and government settings.

She received her PhD in medical research (epidemiology) from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, in 2016, and engaged in a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2017-2019. During the latter period she focused on describing trends in diabetes and kidney disease-related complications in the United States, and examined variations in diabetes incidence and diabetes complications according to demographic, socioeconomic, and lifestyle risk factors.

At Emory, Dr. Harding is working on improving data collection and quality related to kidney disease and transplantation as a member of the Transplant Health Services and Outcomes Research Program.

Education

  • BBiomedSci, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2007-2010

  • PhD, Medical Research (Epidemiology), Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia, 2012-2016

  • Research Fellowship, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017-2019

Honor and Awards

  • Travel Grant, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, 2018

  • Paul Korner Award for Being Top PhD Student, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, 2015

  • Early Career Research Best Research Paper, Monash University, 2015

  • Postgraduate Publication Award, Monash University, 2015

  • Friends of Baker Travel Award, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, 2015

  • Travel Grant, International Diabetes Epidemiology Group, 2015

  • Winner Three-minute Thesis Competition, International Diabetes Epidemiology Group, 2015

Current Organizational Memberships

  • International Diabetes Epidemiology Group

  • Diabetes and Cancer Research Consortium

  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes

  • American Society of Nephrology

  • Australian Diabetes Society

  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

Special Interests

  • Translational research in the field of diabetes and kidney disease

  • Management and analysis of big data

  • Communication of epidemiologic information to lay, professional, and scientific audiences