Emma Rangel Medina

Research Fellow

Emma Rangel is a Pitt plastic Research Fellow with the Envision Research Institute. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Autonomous University of QuerĂ©taro, and she is currently undergoing a Master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology, through Ibero-American University Foundation. Furthermore, she has 8 years of experience in mental health care for people with chronic degenerative diseases such as kidney disease and cancer. She has developed mental health intervention strategies and support groups for the Queretaro State Transplant Center and the Teleton Children's Oncology Hospital.
Emma comes to ERI as a clinical psychologist in the low vision department of the Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology and will develop a research project to study the process of adjustment to the treatment of visual impairment.  The main motivation for her research is to help people with visual impairment meet their goals through mental health care, and giving emotional support during the process of adjustment to treatment. For her, this research project also represents a great opportunity to learn from leading specialists and share her experience and learning for the benefit of people with visual impairment in her community.