Emily Vernet


Emily Vernet





Emily is a junior originally from South Florida before she moved to Orlando to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Health Science Pre-Clinical at the University of Central Florida. She is currently conducting an independent research study on insurance coverage and how it relates to college health and academics. Her research interests include medical sociology, racial and ethnic disparities in health, college health, and educational-related health outcomes. In addition to her research, she serves as a mentor for middle school girls aiming to foster leadership qualities to break the glass ceiling and volunteers at a clinic that provides health services to the underserved. Emily plans to attend medical school where she will pursue a career in Obstetrician and Gynecology specializing in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She hopes to become an advocate for women health and to merge the gap between health disparities in underserved communities.

Faculty Mentor

Melanie Sberna Hinojosa, PhD

Undergraduate Major

Health Science Pre-Clinical

Future Plans

Obstetrician and Gynecologist MD


Title: Insurance Coverage and College Students Care: Does Insurance Coverage Effect the Primary Care Provider Choice of College Students and Their Academic Performance? Principal Investigator: Emily Vernet Institution: University of Central Florida Short Abstract: Good health is an important predictor of academic success among college students. When college students are in good health and have access to primary and preventive health care they experience better academic outcomes. Many college students with health issues tend to utilize urgent care clinics and emergency department care due to lack of insurance or limitations with their type of insurance. This study examines the effect insurance coverage has on a college student’s health care provider choice and the impact the quality of care has on their overall academic performance.


Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences

Emily Vernet