A. Emil Smith, MSW, LCSW, is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work. They are interested in the relationships between trauma, dissociation, disordered eating, and mental health outcomes in transgender and gender diverse populations.
They received their Masters in Social Work from Smith College in 2017. They subsequently worked as a behavioral health consultant in primary care clinics in Springfield, Massachusetts and Philadelphia, PA. They also started an LGBTQ specific mental health IOP for LGBTQ+ clients and worked as an outpatient therapist in private practice.
Emil has worked extensively with LGBTQ+ populations and has significant experience working with clients living with HIV and other chronic health conditions.