Emily Russell has worked in the PPCL since 2008 as a Research Assistant. Emily has worked on several studies since she began working in the lab, including the Early Steps and Early Steps Monitoring projects, and the Health Promotion project. In addition, she was very involved in coordinating aspects of the age 20-24 follow-up of the Pitt Mother & Child project. Currently she is the project coordinator for the Smart Beginnings Study. Emily graduated from the University of Pittsburgh 2007 with a B.S. in Psychology, and with her MPH in 2016.