Emily is a passionate and innovative public health leader. A graduate of Acadia University’s Honours Psychology program, and Dalhousie University’s Master’s in Health Promotion program, Emily has been a contributor to the Huffington Post (US), the BMJ Blog, the Cancer Knowledge Network and Oncology Exchange. She has also published in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports, the Journal of Global Oncology, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Psycho-Oncology, the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, Pediatric Blood & Cancer, the Journal of Clinical Nursing and The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.
Emily is a PhD in Health candidate at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on the experiences of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) living with cancer.
A social innovator, in 2013, Emily co-founded and continues to grow Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Societal Movement (#AYACSM) - an active, multi-disciplinary community that is changing the way stakeholders interact and share information regarding adolescents and young adults with cancer.