Emily Koebnick, MPH, MPA | Program Manager
Emily works primarily on colorectal cancer screening promotion programs, including Cook County Colon Cancer Alliance to Reignite and Enhance Screening Program (CARES) and Accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and Follow-Up Through Implementation Science (ACCSIS). Between the two programs, Emily partners with Heartland Health Centers, PCC Community Wellness Center, and Asian Human Services Family Health Center. Emily also coordinates the UChicago Health Equity Project ECHO, and through this program, she collaborates with rural Illinois health departments.
Previously, Emily worked at the American Hospital Association (AHA) Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) were she worked nationally to reduce all-cause inpatient harm among hospitals by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent during a two-year period. Emily also worked at a federally qualified health center on Chicago’s South side to improve quality of patient care and provide access to care among the uninsured.
Emily received her Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. During graduate school, Emily developed a passion for health equity and improving systems to ensure all individuals have access to health care.
As a Minnesota native, the Midwest has always been home, so following graduate school Emily moved to Chicago where she’s lived for six years.