Emily J. Wilson, MPH, MS, CHES (ABD)
Instructor of Public Health & Pre-Health Programs Advising Coordinator
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Emily Wilson is the Instructor of Public Health and the Pre-Health Programs Advising Coordinator at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. She currently is completing her PhD in the Health Professions Education Doctoral Program at Simmons College. The focus of her dissertation is on trauma-informed teaching and learning. She previously completed a predoctoral research fellowship on the applications of trauma-informed care in child and family-serving systems. She also led a national investigation of emerging practices in childhood adversity prevention and response.

Ms. Wilson is a certified health education specialist. She also is certified in sexuality education by the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. She has held several health educator positions in various school and campus-based settings. She designed and implemented workforce development training on trauma-informed teaching, learning and advising for educators throughout New England. Her experience as a public health faculty member and health educator, as well as her background in trauma-informed education practices has allowed her to develop a hybrid career in health professions education, school-based health promotion, and trauma-informed training.

Ms. Wilson’s research interests include the impact of trauma, adversity, and toxic stress on health and learning, and the elimination of health and educational disparities. She holds an MPH from West Chester University, an MS in urban affairs from Hunter College, and several professional certificates, including the treatment of trauma (Boston University School of Social Work), and developmental disability studies and nonprofit/public management (Rutgers University School of Social Work). She received training as a trauma, domestic/intimate partner violence and resilience home visitor (Family Justice Center at the Boston Public Health Commission and Brigham & Women’s Hospital) as well as training in mental health first aid (National Council on Behavioral Health).