Emma Opthof, MPH, CHES, is a communications associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports communications efforts across CHCS’ complex care initiatives, including the Better Care Playbook, Advancing Integrated Models, and the Complex Care Innovation Lab.
Prior to joining CHCS, Ms. Opthof held various roles at Montclair State University, serving as a graduate research assistant for the Department of Public Health, a health promotion assistant for the Office of Health Promotion, and a research assistant for the Trauma & Resilience Lab. In addition, she worked as an intern at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she analyzed citywide survey data on the health outcomes of justice-involved individuals, created patient-facing materials for a criminal justice public health detailing kit, and conducted background research to support the planning of the Health Justice Network – a pilot project linking primary care and community-based organizations to address the health and social needs of reentering justice-involved individuals.
Ms. Opthof has a master’s degree in public health and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Montclair State University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.