Emily Wright

Emily Wright, PhD

Research Fellow

Emily Wright (she/her/hers) is a postdoctoral research fellow who leverages epidemiologic theory and descriptive, quasi-experimental, and longitudinal methods to investigate how policies and other societal determinants shape racialized, gendered, and occupational health inequities. Dr. Wright is primarily affiliated with the Social Policies for Health Equity Research (SPHERE) Center at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), and also affiliated with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University. With the SPHERE team, she works on projects examining how county-level COVID-19-related policies have impacted inequities in mental health and health behaviors. Dr. Wright’s dissertation focused on—and other ongoing work investigates—inequities in working conditions and health among paid domestic workers in the United States. Across these and other projects, Dr. Wright seeks to generate needed descriptive data and rigorously test causal hypotheses that can help inform multi-level, multi-sectoral action to promote health equity. Dr. Wright received her Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences—with a focus on social epidemiology—from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2023.