Dr. Emily English is an Assistant Professor in the Office of Community Health and Research where she conducts community-engaged research and programming focused on increasing access to healthy foods. She leads projects focused on improving nutrition standards, growing farm to institution activities in Arkansas, and reducing food insecurity.
She and the team at UAMS Northwest aim to expand and improve the development, delivery, and evaluation of individual and community-wide interventions. Together with an interdisciplinary team, the work of OCHR aims to improve diet quality and the food system, while reducing food insecurity and chronic disease. Dr. English is a native Arkansan with a background in small farming and academic degrees from UAMS and the Clinton School of Public Service.