Cohort 
2019

Emily Adrion, PhD, MSc

Health Services Researcher, Health Economist

Creative, evidence-based policy solutions are needed to reduce disparities in brain health.

Current Work

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Global Health Policy Unit and International Director for the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh

Personal Hero

Her passionate GBHI colleagues

Words of Strength

Passion for positive policy change

Vision

Creative, evidence-based policy solutions are needed to reduce disparities in brain health and to ensure that health and social care services are affordable and accessible to all those who need them.

Strategy

Emily's work draws on international comparative data to better understand the impact of shifting public sector financing of home care services on the lived experience of older adults with dementia.

Motivation

The rising rates of dementia in Scotland and around the world have significant financial consequences; the economic impact of dementia can be seen both at the health systems level as well as at an individual level.

Education & Experience

Emily Adrion is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Global Health Policy and International Director for the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Emily holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics from Colorado College.