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Emily Griese, PhD is the Director of Collaborative Research at Sanford Health. In this role, she works across Sanford’s Research, Enterprise Data and Analytics, and Quality arms to support coordinated population health strategies throughout the enterprise. She has worked to establish and currently directs the Sanford Data Collaborative, a first of its kind data sharing initiative with academic partners to innovate and improve the way healthcare is provided to the patients and communities Sanford serves.

Dr. Griese is a NIH-funded scientist in the Population Health Research Group at Sanford Research and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She received her PhD in psychological research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Population Health at Sanford Health. Her research focuses on social determinants of health and their impact on health trajectories over time, working specifically with rural communities.