Dr. Claire E. Sterk
Claire Sterk is Emory University’s 20th president. She previously served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
Sterk has served on the faculty and in administration at Emory for 20+ years, including leadership roles in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Women’s and Children’s Center.
She is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health and holds joint appointments in anthropology, sociology, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies.
A native of the Netherlands, Sterk holds a PhD in sociology from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a doctorandus degree in medical anthropology from the University of Utrecht. She speaks four languages.