Rebecca Emeny, Ph.D., MPH, is a Research Scientist and Lecturer at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Rebecca received her undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, and Society from Cornell University and her graduate degree in Biomedical Science from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is a translational researcher with doctoral and post-doctoral training in microbiology, immunology, and molecular epidemiology with expertise in neuroimmune mechanisms of sub-clinical stress, chronic cardiometabolic disease, and cancer and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Dr. Emeny received her Master of Public Health at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, and worked as the deputy director of the mental health working group of the Institute of Epidemiology of the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen from 2009-2015. Over her career, Rebecca has transitioned from experimental to observational studies in order to understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic disease. Her current work is focused on utilizing patient-reported outcome measures of mental health and social determinants of health that are routinely captured in the electronic health record to improve patient-centered care. Dr. Emeny is committed to applying this knowledge in patient and community-centered research that enhances individual and population resiliency in order to improve public health and sustainable global health equity.