Emily Bhargava, an EDC training and technical assistance (TA) associate, is skilled in facilitation, strategic planning, and evaluation design. Bhargava trained as a medical anthropologist, which informs her work advancing healthy equity and inclusion. For over 15 years, she has led community-level health promotion efforts. She is an expert in the prevention of substance abuse, violence, suicide, teen pregnancy, obesity, and HIV.

As a TA provider for EDC’s Center for Strategic Prevention Support, Bhargava guides the strategic planning and implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive substance misuse prevention, suicide prevention, and community-level health promotion efforts across Massachusetts and the United States.

Before joining EDC, Bhargava directed the Metrowest Regional Center for Healthy Communities and served on the Massachusetts Epidemiological Workgroup. In addition to her role at EDC, she directs Connection Lab, an organization that helps communities utilize the arts as an effective tool for health promotion.

Bhargava holds an MA in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from McGill University. She speaks English and Spanish.