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Emma Biegacki, MPH

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

Biography

Emma is a public health professional experienced in program and grants management, evaluation, and strategic communications. She is invested in improving wellbeing for people who use drugs and those with substance use disorder, and to 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 operations, communications, and organizational strategy spanning the Program's interdisciplinary activities in clinical practice, education, research, and policy. She additionally coordinates the Collaborative Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine in Primary Care (CHAMP) Program and supports a wide array of special projects in collaboration with Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health colleagues as well as external partners.

Prior to joining Yale, Emma managed Ryan White HIV/AIDS programming for a Philadelphia-based health system and helped launch the nonprofit InReach as their inaugural Director of Data Management. Outside of work, Emma volunteers with the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, providing community-based syringe exchange, meals, and wrap-around services for people who use drugs.

Education & Training

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