Emily has been providing technical assistance to support community-level prevention since 2005. Trained in medical anthropology, she brings a strong focus on cultural appropriateness and health equity as well as an interest in qualitative data to all of her work. She is also skilled in using collaborative art as a tool for health promotion. Emily served as a member of the statewide epidemiological work group that identified the emerging opioid epidemic in 2006, and has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on multiple initiatives, including a toolkit for the application of culturally and linguistic appropriateness services standards to public health initiatives, a statewide plan to mitigate the harms of expanded gambling in Massachusetts, and a comprehensive workforce development plan for substance abuse prevention practitioners. She is a certified prevention specialist.
Technical Assistance Liaison