Emma Heneine

Research Fellow

Emma Heneine joined AFIDEP as a 2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellow. As a Knowledge Translation Officer, Emma supports the Institute’s capacity strengthening and health and wellbeing projects, including IMPALA and ARCS.

She holds a B.A. from Duke University, with majors in Global Health and International Comparative Studies and a minor in Arabic.

Her previous work includes occupational safety and health research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and SRH, lung and environmental health research in Guatemala. She also worked for several years as a financial coach for single mothers experiencing homelessness in an effort to alleviate poverty in Durham, North Carolina.

Emma is an advocate for evidence-informed decisionmaking and hopes to expand into implementation science and health financing to maximise impact.  She is also passionate about human rights, global health equity and sustainable development. She seeks to strengthen government’s capacity and accountability for transformative, sustainable and equitable policies and programmes.



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