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Karen Emmons, PhD

Appointed to the CPSTF: 2019

Karen EmmonsKaren Emmons, PhD is a professor of social and behavioral science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Emmons has conducted funded research in community-based approaches to cancer prevention in a variety of settings that serve disadvantaged populations (e.g., low income housing, community health centers). She also has expertise in implementation science and has been actively involved in national training efforts. Dr. Emmons is the faculty lead of the Harvard CTSA’s community engagement program, which focuses on accelerating evidence-based practice and policy to advance community health.

Dr. Emmons’s education includes an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and an internship in behavioral medicine at Brown University School of Medicine. She is past-president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.