Emma Nichols, MPH, is a researcher at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At IHME, she is currently working on improving global dementia estimates and estimating population-level neuropathology. Her research interests are in the measurement of dementia and how improved measurement may lead to new insights into dementia risk factors or disease mechanisms. Emma grew up in the Boston suburbs and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Vassar College and Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington. From 2016-2019, Emma was a Post-Bachelor Fellow at IHME, where she was responsible for the estimation of neurologic disorders for the Global Burden of Disease project.