Emily Hallgren

PhD Intern, Better Life Lab

Emily Hallgren is a PhD intern at Better Life Lab working on Better Life Lab Experiments, a project that empowers families to create happier and fairer lives at home. Emily works with diverse households, scholars, and innovators to leverage insights and develop tools that help households create a more fair division of household labor and care work. Hallgren is a sociologist who studies the intersections of gender, work, and health. Her doctoral work examined the effects of a cancer diagnosis on diverse rural women's paid and unpaid labor. Hallgren has served as a Graduate Fellow for the Scholars Strategy Network,  connecting Chicagoland researchers with civic leaders, policymakers and journalists to promote evidence-based policy at the city, state, and national levels. Hallgren holds a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor's degree from Manchester University. Hallgren is passionate about translating research insights to the public and policymakers to reduce social inequalities and further social justice.