Elizabeth Healy

Emily Healy

Adjunct Professor of Sociology



School of Arts and Sciences


School of Arts and Sciences


Emily Healy is a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. With over a decade of experience teaching in higher education, Emily's repertoire of research and teaching interests include introductory sociology and psychology courses, as well as human sexuality, intimate partner violence prevention, death and dying, gender, human growth and development, urban sociology, and the study of marriage and the family.

In addition to being a college professor, Emily is concurrently pursuing her second advanced degree in theology with a focus on trauma-informed responses to moral injury. Emily serves as a pastoral care provider in her community, is a certified grief and trauma response professional through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, maintains her training in advocacy for survivors of domestic violence, and is a continuing cohort participant at Harvard Divinity School's work on Religion and Public Life.

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Emily served for two years living in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia in a small village teaching English as a Foreign Language at a school for the arts. In her current role at MCPHS, Emily works to support students from multinational and multicultural backgrounds to access higher education, centering the importance of uplifting in the diverse strengths that learners bring to their educational journeys. She grounds her work in providing free and open-source materials, connecting students to university- and community-based resources in the Greater Boston Area, and advocating for student success through culturally-sustaining pedagogy.