Emily Wilson
Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

Associate Principal

Health Management Associates

Washington, DC

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A multi-disciplinary public health leader, Emily Wilson is passionate about bringing people together to solve the most pressing problems in public health and envisions a more equitable, healthier society for all. She is an effective communicator, project manager, and critical thinker with experience analyzing public health issues and working with stakeholders at all levels of government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

Emily has focused her career on the intersection of public health and emergency management. Prior to joining HMA, she served local health departments at the city and county levels with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She led several projects focused on increasing the capacity of rural and frontier local health departments, evolving the public health emergency preparedness field, and improving recruitment and retention across local health departments.

Earlier in her career, Emily served as health educator and emergency preparedness coordinator at the Oswego County Health Department in rural upstate New York where she where she managed public health emergency preparedness and opioid data grants. Emily developed and presented health programs on topics such as diabetes, infectious diseases, and vaping. She has vast experience in preparedness trainings and exercises as well as reviewing and updating emergency plans. This knowledge base proved invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic, when she led the county’s response, supervising mass testing and vaccination clinics.

She earned a Master of Science in emergency management from Adelphi University and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from James Madison University.

Emily currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and their aussiedoodle puppy. She enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.