Summer joined the Center for American Indian Health in July 2014. Prior to joining the Center, she lived and worked in West Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East on a broad spectrum of health issues ranging from maternal/newborn health to infectious and chronic disease. Her work focused on behavioral interventions and health disparities. The Center has a diverse portfolio allowing her to apply much of her past experience to her current work. She works across many of the Center’s behavioral health programs and studies providing methodological and statistical analysis expertise. Summer received her degrees in 2002 (MHS) and 2010 (PhD) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her interests include understanding how the underlying biological, environmental and social determinants interact to impact health.