Emma DayBranch is a member of the Research Navigation team at the MaineHealth Institute for Research. Her work focuses primarily on promoting health research in rural communities, particularly Western Maine, as part of the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research (NNE-CTR) Network. Emma has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Warren Wilson College, NC and a Master’s in Public Health from Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University, DC. Between completing her degrees, Emma spent time working as a patient care technician in George Washington University Hospital’s oncology and medical surgery units. Additional previous work has included working at the Warren Wilson College genetics laboratory and with various community organizations focused on improving health in western Maine. Some of these organizations include the Alan Day Community Garden, Oxford County Wellness Collaborative, and Bryant Pond Learning Center. After completing an internship with the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Emma joined the Maine Medical Research Institute in November, 2021.