Student Division Conference Co-Chair
Emily Marsico was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She attended Youngstown State University and was a part of the graduating class of 2020. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Honors Scholar Distinction and Summa Cum Laude Honors. During her time in Undergrad, she worked at the Primary Care Network, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center. During this experience, she learned about the health disparities of those with a lower socioeconomic status. Through this, she was inspired to go to medical school to address these gaps in health care. Emily attends the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Emily has continued to address health care disparities in Northeast Ohio by holding various leadership positions at the Student Run Free Clinic at NEOMED. She has also been able to implement various programs, such as a dietician and exercise program to help the patients of the Clinic. Research is another passion she pursues at NEOMED. Currently, she is working on a project that seeks to address the gaps of Alzheimer’s research when it comes to sex differences. Through this research, she investigates sex-specific inflammatory responses in AD. She hopes to determine why women exhibit a more advanced AD phenotype when compared to men.