Emma M. Rodgers



Emma Rodgers is the Director of Community Engagement for the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) at the Columbia University School of Social Work’s (CSSW) Social Intervention Group (SIG). She works closely with the Senior Project Director to manage activities related to the communications and community engagement strategies for the study. Ms. Rodgers is an experienced project manager, community organizer, and communications leader with a passion for health equity and community-based initiatives.

Most recently, Ms. Rodgers worked for the Institute for Family Health, serving as the Associate Director for their Bronx Health REACH Coalition, a multi-sectoral coalition of over 70 partners in the Bronx. In this role, she managed a Centers for Disease Control Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health grant focused on reducing health inequities in the Bronx through food access, physical activity, breastfeeding, and community-clinical linkages initiatives.

Prior to attending graduate school, Ms. Rodgers was the Associate Director for Planning and Buying at HN Media & Marketing (now OpAd Media Solutions, Inc.), where she managed online, outdoor and print media buys for the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and NY State Departments of Health.

Ms. Rodgers holds a MS in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Communications and a BA in Government from Smith College.