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Jessica Elm

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Jessica Elm, MSW, PhD is a citizen of the Oneida Nation, a descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD from the University of Washington, School of Social Work in 2018 and her MSW from UC Berkeley in 2009. Currently, Jessica’s research is focused on the influence of social stressors (e.g. childhood adversities, discrimination) on behavioral health outcomes among American Indians. Her work is situated in recognizing historically traumatic events as the source of contemporary stress, and the strengths and resilience that help Native people recover and thrive. Prior to Jessica’s training in research, she was employed as a social worker, tribal policy analyst and advocate, tribal behavioral health and social services program developer, and a surgical technologist.