Efforts to link two public assistance programs encountered barriers – surveillance culture, institutional racism and gender discrimination....more
Emily Brown Weida
Emily Brown Weida, MSW, DrPH(c) is a Research Associate for the Building Wealth and Health Network at Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities. She is currently a DrPH candidate in Health Management and Policy at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the impact of trauma and adversity on the health of individuals, families, and communities, as well as the creation, promotion, and evaluation of trauma-informed interventions and policies. Prior to her doctoral program, Emily was the research coordinator for an NIH-funded study looking at the relationships between trauma, PTSD and alcohol use in veterans. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from Virginia Commonwealth University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary.