Emily McPherson, MPA

Mental Health Fellow

Emily comes to Healthy Minds with a passion for mental health treatment, especially harm reduction and suicide prevention. After more than two years on staff at the Oklahoma House of Representatives, her public policy research experience includes medical marijuana, controlled substances, and revenue and taxation.

Originally from Denton, Texas, Emily moved to Oklahoma in 2015. She received her MPA from the University of Oklahoma in 2019 and an AA in psychology from Oklahoma City Community College in 2021. While in college, she worked in journalism as a copy editor and designer, occasionally reporting on mental health treatment on OU’s campus and in the broader Norman area.