Emily Elstad, Ph.D., M.P.H.

CENTER EXPERT - Patient and provider decision-making, preventive medicine, patient and stakeholder engagement
Emily Elstad

Emily is a senior researcher at AIR with more than ten years of experience in health behavior and health services research. Her primary research interest is in understanding and optimizing patient and provider decision making and health services for chronic disease prevention and management.

Emily conducts research on the appropriate use of clinical preventive services; engaging patients and stakeholders in health care, research and policy; quality measurement; patient-provider decision making; and health communication. She is responsible for leading research projects involving qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, including: systematic evidence reviews; formative research; measure development; content analysis; and qualitative analysis of focus group, in-depth interview, and cognitive interview data. 


Emily received her Ph.D. in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.P.H. from Brown University.

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