Emma Opthof, MPH, CHES, is a communications officer 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 Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America, among others.

Prior to joining CHCS, Emma 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 provided research and evaluation support  during the planning phase 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.

Emma 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.

While not at work, Emma enjoys biking and roller-skating, spending time in nature, listening to all genres of music, and obsessing over every dog she sees in real life and on the Internet.