Emily Wasserman has been a Research Data Analyst in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State Hershey’s College of Medicine since 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Master of Applied Statistics degree from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Emily has been a collaborative study team member for a number of Dr. Van Scoy’s research projects, along with Dr. Vern Chinchilli. Research objectives for these studies assessed communication quality and evaluated end of life care and advanced care planning behaviors. Emily is also the consulting statistician analyzing quantitative data for the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core at Penn State, co-directed by Dr. Van Scoy.