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Emily Ma

East Asia
Research Associate - GDI East Asia

Emily Ma is a Research Associate at GDI East Asia. She is on the evaluation team responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of a Urban Graduation Approach in transitional housing in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the GDI, she worked as an assistant researcher at the Our Hong Kong Foundation where she conducted research on mental health policies and primary healthcare development. She has experience in HIV prevention research in a jail setting (Rhode Island, USA), designing and implementing a teacher-capacity building and youth mental health program in rural China, and teaching global health courses. She is passionate about promoting access to education for marginalized youths, services for people with substance use disorders, and promoting the welfare of incarcerated persons and their families. She graduated with a Masters of Public Health and a Psychology B.A. from Brown University, U.S.A.