Emily Tuthill

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Broadly my research interest centers on improving maternal and child wellbeing and establishing appropriate support systems to improve infant feeding through behavioral interventions within interdisciplinary collaborations. An NIH NRSA supported my predoctoral work at the University of Connecticut. This research focused on mother to child transmission of HIV and the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in resource-limited settings. My dissertation involved developing a pilot intervention based on the Information, Motivation and Behavioral Skills model of health behavior change to promote exclusive breastfeeding among women living with HIV in South Africa. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco where I am working on several studies investigating the role of perinatal mental health and food insecurity on infant feeding among other reproductive and infant health outcomes.


Bates College BA Sociology 2003
Johns Hopkins University BS Nursing 2007
University of Connecticut MS Nursing 2013
University of Connecticut PhD Nursing 2015

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Phone(207) 841-1983
Mailing AddressSchool of Nursing
241 Judson Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112