Rollins Research Infrastructure

The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is currently housed across two adjacent, connected buildings, the 140,000 square foot Grace Crum Rollins Building and the 190,000 square foot Claudia Nance Rollins Building. Currently under construction with a planned occupancy in fall 2022 and adjacent to these two buildings is the R. Randall Rollins Building, a $130 million building which will add an additional 185,000 square feet of research, teaching, training, and collaboration space to the RSPH campus.

The school sits within the Emory Biomedical Research complex, with adjacencies to the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, the O. Wayne Rollins Research Center, the Whitehead Biomedical Research Center, and the Woodruff Health Sciences library. These interconnected facilities provide researchers with state-of-the-art laboratories, cores, computing resources, conference rooms and lectures halls, to facilitate multidisciplinary, collaborative research across the biomedical sciences.


The general laboratory facilities of RSPH occupy three floors, totaling over 20,000 square feet of the Claudia Nance Rollins Building. Researchers are assigned space based on shared interests and needs, and the open laboratory concepts allow for enhanced collaboration between groups. These laboratories are well equipped to handle the interests of RSPH researchers, including; work in infectious disease, environmental toxicology, molecular epidemiology, biochemical mechanisms, analytical chemistry and biomarkers. Researchers can also expand their laboratory capabilities with full access to the Emory University Integrated Core Facilities which offer an array of technologies, services, and support to the full spectrum of biomedical and public health research.


Information Technology resources are provided jointly by the Emory University Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) and RSPH specific resources, which are designed for the endeavors of public health research and teaching to assure our researchers have access to state of the art computing infrastructure. RSPH is host to its own High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster that provides a high-throughput computational environment suitable for research requiring access to large numbers of computing processors, large contiguous memory availability, and fast data storage.

The cluster consists of 45 computational nodes, with continual expansion capability providing up to 1400 concurrent  processes with access to nearly 10 Terabytes of RAM. All nodes access a 1.2 Petabyte parallel Panasas storage system for computation and project storage, and are connected through their own fiber uplink to the greater campus network.

To meet larger and on-demand computational needs, Emory has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for both storage and compute capabilities. The Emory instance of AWS is HIPPA-compliant and designed for high-speed data transfers via a dedicated network connection, and is designed to work in a hybrid infrastructure with on-premise storage and computing systems.

Emory Research Resources

As a major research institution bolstering a wide range of biomedical research, the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and Emory University house Core Facilities that provide Emory researchers with the latest tools, technologies, and expertise to address their research needs. The Emory Integrated Core Facilities is the central resource to access information about all core resources at Emory, request services, obtain letters of support for funding applications, and have your questions answered. Emory University has also entered a partnership with members of the Georgia Research Alliance which provides access to more than 95 core facilities at subsidized rates to Emory investigators. Information on this unique opportunity can be found here