Roger Rochat is a RISE Education Core co-investigator and also a co-investigator for the Changing Landscape of Georgia's Publicly Funded Reproductive Healthcare study.
He is a research professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He received an M.D. from University of Washington and a certificate in Demography from Princeton University Office of Population. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory University, Rochat worked for over 30 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in over 40 countries. He has served many roles at the CDC, including becoming the first director of the Division of Reproductive Health.
At Emory, Rochat established and directs the Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality from Abortion (GEMMA) program, which supports graduate student research related to GEMMA. The GEMMA seminar is a unique graduate-level course taught by Roger and Eva Lathrop that addresses complex issues related to abortion and sexual and reproductive health. Rochat also coordinates the Humphrey Fellowship at the Rollins School of Public Health.