Emily received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz, and her M.S. in Epidemiology with a focus on Neuro-Psychiatric and Social Epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests include mental health and wellness, health disparities, and social determinants of health. While at Harvard she was on the leadership team of the Mental Health Student Association and led the initiative to establish a new interdisciplinary concentration in population mental health. She has previously worked with children and teens with autism using applied behavior analysis at The Bay School in Santa Cruz, CA. She has also worked in community clinics serving underserved populations at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR and in graduate medical education at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. In her spare time she enjoys baking, attempting art stuff, reading in the shade, and hanging out with cats.