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Emma Biegacki, MPH

Program Manager 2; Program Coordinator, CHAMP, General Internal Medicine

Biography

Emma is a public health professional specialized in program management and evaluation. She is invested in improving wellbeing for people who use drugs and advancing principles and strategies of harm reduction through community-led policy-and-practice reform.

Emma joined the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine in 2019. As Program Manager, she oversees day-to-day operational management, communications and organizational strategy spanning the Program's interdisciplinary activities in clinical practice, education, research, and policy. She manages the Collaborative Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP) Program, supports special projects and working groups, and serves as a member of the Policy and Advocacy Committee of the New Haven Harm Reduction Taskforce.

Outside of her work with Yale, Emma is a volunteer with the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, a community-based organization providing street-based outreach, harm reduction supplies, health education, and linkage to care for people who use drugs. From 2019-20, she served as a Research Fellow with the Opioid Crisis Response Fund, focusing on advancement of emergency-based overdose education and naloxone distribution.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    University of Washington, Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (2019)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania, Public Health (2015)