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Emily Doogue

Technical Director for Health

Based in Dallas, Texas

Emily works as CRS' Technical Director for Health, helping determine CRS' role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic including personal protective gear and vaccine distribution.

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Emily Doogue works as CRS’ Technical Director for Health. In this role, she has been coordinating with CRS teams around the world on how to distribute emergency protective gear, accurate information about the virus. Emily is also working to help determine CRS’ role in COVID-19 vaccine distributions in countries where the organization operates.

Prior to the pandemic, her focus was on partnering with the U.S. Bureau for Global Health, providing support for programs such as CRS’ Roadmap to Accelerate the End of Malaria. An 11-year veteran of CRS, Emily worked for more than 6 years on health programming in Sierra Leone and Kenya and as an international development fellow in Tanzania.

After completing her studies at Louisiana State University, Emily served for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in China before returning to New Orleans where she worked as a community organizer and then as an emergency manager for the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Areas of Expertise

COVID-19, Global Health, Health, Health Care, Malaria


Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Master of Public Health, International Health and Development

Louisiana State University
B.A., International/Global Studies

Louisiana State University
B.A., English: Writing and Theory