Emily Bishop

Emily is the Health Education Officer, responsible for promoting health literacy and self-management among African Services clients living with HIV and AIDS. She designs and delivers group and individual health education courses, and oversees the support services provided by peer navigators in conjunction with case management colleagues, to assist clients in overcoming barriers to their engagement in care.

Emily joined African Services after a fellowship at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she earned a Doctorate of Education in International Educational Development, with a dual concentration in African Education and International Humanitarian Issues and cross-disciplinary advisement in Sociomedical Sciences. Her dissertation research focused on the experiences and practices of women educators in delivering puberty education and promoting menstrual hygiene to girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Concurrently with her studies, her independent research work included evaluating community reproductive health services in Cotonou, Benin. Previously, she was a long-time communications consultant to the reproductive health program of the Women’s Refugee Commission, along with a diverse portfolio ranging from political campaigns to film festivals. Emily is an active volunteer, serving as Lead Clinic Escort for a women’s health facility in the Bronx, a Marathon Guide for athletes with disabilities, and a member of the Comparative and International Education Society’s Committee for Early Career Advancement. She holds an MSc in Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and a BA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford in the UK. Originally from London and raised in Provence, Emily is bilingual in English and French and speaks conversational Spanish and German.