Research Program Coordinator
I love what I do as a Family Health Coach. I am able to be in the midst of my Navajo community; interacting with mothers and their babies. Not only am I able to share my knowledge with my participants, but also I am able to gain experiences, stories and memories from them. We, as Family Health Coaches, do provide lessons and assessments to our participants, but when we are able to have a regular conversation and laugh with our moms, it makes my job that much better.
Olivia Trujillo began working with the Center for American Indian Health in 2014. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from The University of Arizona. She started with the Infectious Disease Team in Shiprock, NM, and later went on to coordinate the NativeVision Program in Tuba City, AZ. She is currently working in Shiprock with the Family Spirit Nurture: Preventing Early Childhood Obesity Study. She has experience in studying prolonged sulforaphane treatments on tumorigenic and nontumorigenic cancer cells at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, ND. She administered health surveys (The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to Southwestern American Indian Tribes with The Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. She also traveled to Chennai, India to teach school aged children HIV/AIDS prevention with the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS organization.