Emily grew up in central Missouri on her parents’ farm, just outside the small town of Mary’s Home. Educational pursuits took her to Baltimore, MD, where, in 2010, she completed a master of public health degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating in social and behavioral sciences with a certificate in health education. She then worked on a women’s health longitudinal cohort study focused on pelvic floor disorders. Additionally, she has consulted for the Maryland Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics on a state-wide effort to increase early childhood developmental screening in primary care. Although her research experience to-date has largely fallen within the realm of maternal and child health, her broader interests include health behavior change, health education, and utilization of peer support.
Maternal and child health; health behavior change; health education; peer support
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