Dr. Emerson is a staff pathologist consultant in the Anatomic Pathology Division at ARUP and an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Emerson received her MD from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and served a residency in pathology at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and University of Texas at Houston. She completed her fellowship in general surgical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology (fellow), and the Huntsman-Intermountain Cancer Care Program. Dr. Emerson's service work is predominantly in general surgical pathology, with a subspecialty interest in gastrointestinal pathology. Her research efforts are currently in the area of pancreatic-cancer research.