Emily is interested in the influence of biomedical knowledge on social categories of human difference. Previously, she earned an MPH from the department of Sociomedical Sciences, with a thesis critically examining the use of the concept of acculturation in research on the sexual and reproductive health of Hispanic youth in the United States. Before coming to Columbia, she worked as director of programming at a community-based organization serving LGBTQ individuals in Asunción, Paraguay, and with the support of a US Student Fulbright grant studied the impact of international migration on rural Paraguayan families. At UNC-Chapel Hill, she studied the politics of immigrant rights in the US and was involved in research on the immigration experience and mental health among Hispanic first and second generation youth. Emily’s doctoral studies are supported by the Allan Rosenfield Scholars fund.
Cohort Year: 2011