Emily Dauria accepted a faculty position with BCHS in September 2021. She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in applying mixed methods to examine behavioral health disparities and the complex role that multilevel factors have on shaping these disparities among individuals subjected to intersecting maginalizations. She is particularly driven by research centered on mental health, substance use, sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention and related health care access among marginalized women and youth, with a focus on those affected by the criminal legal system.
Dauria's work to date has a systems-focus, so that study findings are informed by and relevant to the real-world context. The ultimate goal of this line of research is to develop individual, structural, and policy-level interventions. She currently has a NIDA-funded R34 in this area aimed at developing and testing a peer-led PrEP navigator program for women under community supervision in San Francisco, CA.
Dauria moved here with her husband, two kids three years and 15 months, their dog and cat. They love to hike and travel to new places.
What motivated you to choose BCHS?
I am so excited to join the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences because of the department's focus on engaging community-based organizations and using a multilevel lens to best understand and address health and health care challenges. I am also incredibly excited about rejoining a school of public health where I will have the opportunity to collaborate with and support students to find their public health passions as they make innovative and important contributions to the field.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about research centered on addressing disparities in mental health, substance use, sexual and reproductive health, violence prevention and related health care access among marginalized women and youth, with a focus on those affected by the criminal legal system.
What is the latest podcast, app, book, song, binge?
This was not necessarily the last book that I read, but one that brought me a lot of joy during the pandemic was a book of short stories, Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby.