Helping organizations evaluate and communicate research to educate stakeholders, shape environments, and advance policies to promote healthy eating, active living, and population health.


Research and Analysis

Evaluate and translate research to guide policy and practice

Science Writing and Editing

Draft and edit scientific and technical documents


Develop various types of content for diverse audiences and needs


Prepare and deliver in-person and web-based presentations


Founder Emily A. Callahan, MPH, RDN is passionate about inspiring and enabling healthy behaviors and promoting population health.

She blends years of experience working for national science and health organizations in Washington, DC with exceptional writing skills and a disciplined work ethic as she collaborates with clients to achieve their health and nutrition research, communications, and policy goals.

Featured Projects

Multisector Collaboration for Health

This case study of a U.S. initiative to advance policies that improve children’s health was published in the British Medical Journal as part of an international case study series organized by the World Health Organization.


Healthy Beverages in Early Childhood

This consensus statement and technical scientific report set forth comprehensive recommendations from leading national health and nutrition organizations about children’s beverage consumption from birth through 5 years of age.


"Emily is an exceptional public health expert and phenomenal science writer able to deliver results under tight deadlines. She combined these strengths with her skills in research evaluation and analysis to gracefully crystallize our program on childhood health into a compelling global case study that extended our learnings beyond the United States."

 - Diana Vaca McGhie, Global Advocacy Lead, American Heart Association

"Since meeting Emily in 2008, she has worked with me as an intern, a co-worker, and currently, a consultant. For the past few years she has been a natural extension of the AHA team as she helped us conceptualize and bring to life the website for our Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation. As she helps create and curate content for the website and communicate it with our audiences, her knowledge and comfort level with a broad variety of health topics and her dedication to keeping current with the latest research are a great asset to our work."

 - Kim Stitzel, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association

"Emily supported our research and writing needs for a project that convened an expert panel of representatives from key health and nutrition organizations to develop consensus recommendations for young children’s beverage consumption. Her well-developed skills in these areas were instrumental to the success of the project, and her previous experiences working with and engaging expert committees added to her value as a member of the project team. Emily is very responsible, always timely, and has the ability to be flexible as timelines or tasks shift throughout the project. She is delightful to work with and we look forward to continued work with her."

 - Megan Lott, Deputy Director, and Mary Story, Director, Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute

"Emily serves as rapporteur for our workshop proceedings publications. She combines her experiences and knowledge about the science of food and nutrition-related topics with her expert writing skills to synthesize and communicate difficult and sometimes sensitive presentations and discussions to a wide variety of audiences. Emily is wonderful to work with—she is flexible, responsive, and enthusiastic about our work. As she writes, she is able to integrate our internal publication guidelines, which makes our work so much easier! All projects that she has taken on for us over the past couple of years are delivered on time and with the highest standards of quality."

Leslie J. Sim, Director, Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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