Emily Halford graduated from Bates College in 2018 with a BA in biology and environmental studies. Emily is currently pursuing her MPH at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and plans to focus on psychiatric epidemiology. While studying at Bates, she became interested in addressing mental health issues through her volunteer position at the Trinity Jubilee Center Free Clinic in Lewiston, ME, given the significant percentage of patients presenting with mental health and addiction issues. This interest led her to pursue an internship evaluating Heywood Hospital’s School-Based Care Coordination Program for children and adolescents struggling with psychiatric disorders in Gardner, MA, in 2017. Emily joined Dr. Gould’s research unit in 2018, and will be assisting in her current evaluations of suicide crisis services provided by telephone, chat, and text.
Emily Halford, BA