Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP

Emily Feinberg

Implementation Co-Director

Emily Feinberg, ScD, CPNP is the Co-Director of Implementation for TEAM UP for Children. She is currently a professor in the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice at Brown University School of Public Health and adjunct faculty at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. At Brown, she is faculty at the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, which is focused on addressing inequities in mental health outcomes among RI families. Emily is trained clinically as a pediatric nurse practitioner and sees patients at Dothouse Health, a federally qualified community health center in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood which participates in Team Up. She has served as core faculty on Boston University’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded Maternal Child Center of Excellence, mentoring MPH and DrPH students. The impetus for her research has come from the disturbing inequities in access to developmental and mental health services that she has witnessed among the children and families with whom she works. The overarching theme of her work has been the redesign of community-based child health systems. She has applied this lens to a number of public health priorities, including maternal depression screening, management, and prevention; autism services; and the integration of child mental health services within pediatric primary care. She leads research that investigates models that engage lay health workers (family navigators, family partners, community health workers) to assure equitable delivery of early diagnostic services to young children with autism and access to behavioral health services more broadly. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute for Nursing Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the March of Dimes Foundation, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.