Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility

Lillian Carter Center

About the LCC

Who We Are

Named for President Jimmy Carter's Mother, Miss Lillian, the Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (formerly the Lillian Carter Center for International Nursing) was dedicated in 2001 by former Dean Marla Salmon and President Carter. The LCC serves as the focal point for the school's international nursing and midwifery work and coordinates several international programs for students. The Lillian Carter Center also facilitates the school's many domestic service learning programs that focus on vulnerable populations. In addition, the LCC also supports international projects and research for the nursing faculty.


The LCC has as its mission the improvement of the health of vulnerable people worldwide through nursing education, research, practice, and policy.


The guiding philosophy of the Lillian Carter Center is reflective of the work of Mrs. Lillian Carter as both nurse and social activist. The LCC focuses on enabling nurses to address key health problems and issues of underserved peoples. The overall philosophy reflects an understanding of the multiple factors that determine health and the need for a strong public health orientation in all of its work.

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What We Offer

The Lillian Carter Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility ensures that global health, service learning, and social responsibility are infused throughout the curriculum and educational experience for our students. The LCC strives to provide a global health experience for all interested students at least once during their time as an Emory Nursing student. 

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The Service Learning Experience

Graduate students in the School of Nursing’s Nurse Practitioner program Phil Dillard (Emergency) and Abby Wetzel (Nurse-Midwifery) discuss their immersion program experience with Cabin Creek Health Systems and working alongside clinic staff at the Clendenin Clinic to evacuate medically-fragile residents during the region’s recent storms and devastating flooding. Cabin Creek is a federally-qualified health center that provides essential health services to vulnerable populations in rural West Virginia through several community-based clinics.

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Our Research

School of Nursing faculty participate in international projects involving nearly all sub Saharan African countries. These projects are involved primarily in improving the health workforce and in maternal and child health.

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