Emily Pearce joined the Clinical Genetics Branch (CGB) as a postbaccalaureate fellow in 2020. Ms. Pearce earned her M.P.H. from the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She holds a graduate diploma in forced migration and refugee studies from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and received her B.A. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, in 2003.
Ms. Pearce is interested in intersections between health behavior and epigenetics, social epidemiology, and health disparities. She is working under the mentorship of Shahinaz Gadalla, M.D., Ph.D., Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, to study telomere length measurement and how donor telomere length impacts recipient survival after hematopoietic cell transplantation.