Robert Jerris, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Microbiology
Scottish Rite and Egleston
Languages Spoken:English

Clinical Associate Professor
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Masters of Medical Science, Clinical Microbiology, Emory University, United States, Atlanta, GA, 1978
Doctoral Degree: Ph.D. Experimental Pathology, Emory University, United States, Atlanta, GA 1981
Fellowship: Postdoctoral Fellowship Medical and Public Health Laboratory Microbiology, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, 1981-1983


  • Microbiology, American Board of Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • National Registry of Microbiologists; Southeastern Association for Clinical Microbiology
  • Sigma XI - CDC Chapter

Publications / Presentations
  • Authored/co-authored 15 publications
  • Authored/co-authored 35 journal articles
  • Authored/co-authored 66 journal abstracts
  • Participated in 35 national presentations
  • Participated in 31 local presentations

  • Chair of the Committee on Professional Affairs of the American Society for Microbiology
  • Lead US Scientist: Implementation of Automated Blood Culturing to Rural Guatemala, EIP, CDC
  • Lead US Scientist: Assessment of Laboratory Capacity in Rural Thailand for the Ministry of Public Health, CDC
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections Task Force

Privileges Egleston
Hughes Spalding
Scottish Rite