Emily Namey

Associate Director, Behavioral, Epidemiological, and Clinical Sciences Division

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Emily Namey is the Associate Director of the Behavioral, Epidemiological, and Clinical Sciences division for Global Health, Population and Nutrition at FHI 360, where she facilitates and conducts social science research related to public health and development. She has implemented qualitative and mixed-methods research in over a dozen countries, on issues including HIV prevention, maternal and reproductive health, economic strengthening, child protection, and bioethics. Additionally, Emily has an interest in and works on improving the evidence base for qualitative research methodology. She is the co-author or co-editor of five books on research methods and has led dozens of research-related trainings domestically and internationally.

Previous experience

Namey started her career in “corporate anthropology” with brief projects at Nike and Intel and retains an interest in human-centered design approaches. She joined FHI 360 in 2002 after completing her Masters in Applied Anthropology, with emphasis on public health and medical anthropology, at Northern Arizona University. In 2006 she moved to Duke University Medical Center and contributed to domestic qualitative and mixed methods research in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, the Trent Center for Bioethics, and the Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy; she returned to FHI 360 and global health and development in 2011.