Russell Kempker, MD, MSc

Clinical Core Co-Investigator

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Disease)

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Kempker is an assistant professor at Emory in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. His clinical and research interests focus on the treatment and prevention of tuberculosis, particularly drug-resistant disease. The focus of his current research is investigating the clinical pharmacology of second-line and newly introduced anti-tuberculosis drugs and the genetic mutations associated with phenotypic resistance. He has established collaborations in the countries of Georgia and Ethiopia where most of his research takes place. Dr. Kempker also has a strong interest in research training, and actively mentors medical students, medical housestaff, fellows, and international Fogarty Trainees.