Emily Heberlein, Ph.D., M.S.

Senior Research Associate

Emily HeberleinEmily Heberlein has more than 18 years of experience in mixed-methods research, evaluation, and quality improvement. Her work spans initiatives including Healthy Start home visiting, group prenatal care, Medicaid-funded behavioral health services, and multisector collaborations addressing community health.

Heberlein serves as a technical assistance specialist for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Technical Assistance Resource Center and the MIECHV Innovations Technical Assistance Center. In these roles, she provides MIECHV awardees with targeted and universal technical assistance and builds capacity for performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, and evaluation. She also contributes to the Interagency Task Force on Trauma-Informed Care project as an analyst and author of an environmental scan of federal data systems.

Prior to joining JBA, Heberlein worked as an assistant project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University on a variety of research and evaluation projects. She also worked as an evaluation manager and research associate at two organizations focused on quality and innovation in Medicaid. She received a Ph.D. in public health from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.