Emma Zijlstra

Master’s Research Fellow

Emma Zijlstra is a Master’s Research Fellow working on the ASPiRE Tobacco Town project with the Center for Public Health Systems Sciences. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health with a specialization in Health Policy Analysis at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She comes to CPHSS from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. Her research interests include social determinants of health and public health policy analysis and dissemination. 


  • BS, Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
  • BA, Global Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018
  • MPH, Health Policy Analysis, Washington University in St. Louis, expected 2022