Emma Dreher

Political Science / Ph.D. Candidate

Emma Dreher

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American Politics, Public Administration and Policy


Health Policy/Economics, Policy Feedback, Policy Threat, Political Behavior, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)


Emma's research centers on health policy/economics and political behavior, leveraging survey and experimental data to study behavioral changes among ACA beneficiaries (and non-beneficiaries) in instances of policy threat and prospective benefit loss. She is affiliated with the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, and serves as a Catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). Her research is supported by the Government of Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Roscoe Martin Fund for Dissertation and Thesis Research, and the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

Previously, she earned her Master’s in International Public Policy from the Balsillie School of International Affairs where she was an affiliated Graduate Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She has consulted on projects for government, academic, non-profit, and NGO stakeholders, foresighting national and global trends and developing targeted policy recommendations.


More Than a Pipeline Problem: Evaluating the Gender Pay Gap in Canadian Academia from 1996 to 2016” (with Bessma Momani and Kira Williams). Canadian Journal of Higher Education. April 2019.

Addressing the Globalization Backlash: Good Governance in an Era of Political Instability” (with Emilie Turner) Global Affairs Canada/Centre for International Governance Innovation. January 2018.