Dr. Han, who was born in Philadelphia, completed her undergraduate at Northwestern University and began her caregiving career as a substance abuse counselor for teenage girls. She went on to become an EMT and paramedic before attending medical school at Ross University. She graduated with the highest honors and then trained in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, going on to become chief resident.
During her residency, Dr. Han conducted a medical education study for which she received the David C. Leach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2010. She completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Emory University, where she served as chief fellow. In addition, she obtained her master’s degree in science at Emory Rollins School of Public Health. Currently, she works at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Han actively participates in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows at Emory.
Dr. Han’s translational and clinical research career has focused on defining the relationship between vitamin D status and infection and the antimicrobial peptide pathway with the overall clinical goal to improve host immunity in immunocompromised patients with respiratory infections.