Brittany Ann Wenniseri:iostha Jock

Native Circle

Tribal Affiliation

Kanien’kehá:ka (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawks of Akwesasne)

Biography

Brittany Jockis a PhD Candidate in the International Health Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Brittany’s research focuses on the environmental and social determinants of obesity and related chronic diseases in Native American tribes and communities as part of the OPREVENT2 study. Having grown up on the Mohawk reservation of Akwesasne, Brittany’s vision is to promote health and wellness of Indigenous people. Specific interests include: developing culturally-appropriate obesity prevention programs; implementing and evaluating obesity prevention programs among Native American populations; and improving food and physical activity environments using policy development and partnership with tribal governments and communities. Brittany received Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Mathematics from Syracuse University and a Master of Health Science in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During her master’s training, she began working on the OPREVENT1 study as a data manager and intervention coordinator. Her dissertation research utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to develop the Community Action Component for OPREVENT2 study.

Education

B.S in Chemistry,  Syracuse University

M.H.S in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.