Emily Pendleton

Project Coordinator, The Hackett Center for Mental Health

Emily has supported multiple projects, including the Be Well, Be Connected program, a SAMHSA-funded System of Care grant that works with youth experiencing bipolar or first episode psychosis in the Houston area, helping to create and lead The Hackett Center’s Emerging Leaders undergraduate internship program, and expanding best practices related to behavioral health in schools and residential treatment centers. Emily also assists with the development, implementation, and analysis of data-driven surveys, as well as research for grant proposals, reports, and presentations.

Emily earned her Master of Public Health degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health (UTHealth), where she majored in Health Services Organization, focusing on health policy and economics. While at UTHealth, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant on a maternal and child health grant focused on smoking cessation for low-income pregnant women in rural Texas. Emily received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Baylor University, where she completed internships on treating veteran PTSD through telehealth, and data collection for quality improvement projects in rural Kansas. Emily’s free time is usually spent outdoors, watching movies, traveling, and cooking new recipes.

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