Research Coordinator II
Emily joined the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance and Support Program (TMFW TASP) as the Project Director in July 2018. She will also work as a program manager for the MCH Training Program. An alumna of The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, Emily received her MPH in 2009 and has since seen her professional career span infectious disease surveillance, data management, program dissemination, and program evaluation. Most recently, she worked on the team that evaluated Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, a program aimed at preventing childhood obesity through policy and environment changes targeted at children and families. Having thoroughly enjoyed this work, Emily is thrilled to be supporting the TMFW TASP and their efforts to improve health and wellness for infants and their parents across the state of Texas. Emily is the mother of two young daughters and loves spending time in nature with her family camping, hiking, and rock climbing. In a previous career, Emily was a ballet dancer, and taught dance in elementary schools. She continues her love for dance by practicing hula, or Hawaiian dance.
The Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Technical Assistance Program was established to provide technical assistance and support to worksites across the state of Texas who are seeking Mother-Friendly designation, a designation which demonstrates a basic level of support for nursing mothers in the workplace