Emily Evens is a North Carolina native who has lived in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area for 25 years. She is a social scientist with expertise in the design and implementation in applied global health research. She works at FHI 360, an international NGO based in Durham, NC and in her work, she collaborates with national and regional governments and community stakeholders in lower- and middle- income countries to strengthen health programs through the application of research results. Her research interests include maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, infectious diseases, supporting new innovations in health service delivery, and quality improvement. She has worked in more than 25 countries throughout East, Southern and West Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Emily holds an BA in Anthropology and Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and masters and doctoral degrees in Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a board member at the North Carolina Global Health Alliance. She enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, children, and dog.