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.

Research Interests

Maternal and child health; health behavior change; health education; peer support


Scholarship: CV (PDF)