Emily Evans, Ph.D.

Emily Evans, Ph.D.
Emily Evans, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Areas of expertise: research methods, ethics, science policy, and environmental health.
Email: emily.evans@nih.gov

Brief Biography

Emily Evans, Ph.D., joined OBSSR as a health scientist administrator in June 2024. In this role, she supports OBSSR’s mission to enhance the impact of health-related behavioral and social sciences research, coordinate and integrate these sciences within the larger NIH research enterprise, and communicate health-related behavioral and social sciences research findings.

Dr. Evans’s areas of focus are research methods and ethics, science oversight and policy, and philosophy of science and causal inference. Prior to joining OBSSR, she led efforts to build data capacity for patient-centered outcomes research at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. She previously led special projects in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development and served as a senior program officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), leading the methods research portfolio and providing staff support to the federally appointed Methodology Committee.

Dr. Evans received a B.S. in ethics, history, and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University.