Emma Fox, MPH

Program Specialist | MCH TA Team
Phone: 240-821-9376

Emma Fox, MPH

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Emma Fox is a Program Specialist on the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Technical Assistance (TA) Team where she promotes the continued success and workforce development of over 125 interdisciplinary training and research programs in 56 states and U.S. territories. Specifically, she provides targeted TA to the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training programs through AUCD's cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), as well as engagement efforts for the Emerging Leaders network.

Emma earned her MPH with a dual concentration in Community Health Sciences and MCH from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center of Excellence (CoE) in Maternal & Child Health. Emma has rich experiences working with youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as pregnant and parenting people in the carceral system. She is a former UIC LEND trainee and has extensive training and lived experience in children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) delivery systems, interdisciplinary leadership development, core knowledge of neurodevelopmental disabilities, quality improvement, research and evaluation practices, family-centered care, and cultural-humility. Emma's firsthand experience navigating systems of care as both a sibling-caregiver and a disabled person herself, as well as her formal training in MCH, make her a valuable systems thinker. In her spare time, she likes to drink too much coffee with her brother, practice hot yoga, and snuggle her golden retriever, Otis.

Areas of Interest:
-Disability Justice & Cultural Humility
-Transition to Adult System of Care & Future Planning
-Sibling Involvement
-Quality Improvement
-MCH Workforce Development