Charnielle Desiderio


Research Program Assistant

I have always had a strong desire in helping others. Serving those in need has become my life's mission and I hope to give back to our communities by addressing the many health disparities affecting our people and to promote health and longevity.


Charnielle received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Human Services from Fort Lewis College and minored in Psychology. She has been working with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health as a Research Program Assistant since August 2018. She works on several behavioral health projects: the Honoring Life program with the Southwest HUB for American Indian Youth Suicide Prevention, NativeVision, and Protecting Native Families from COVID-19. Charnielle has also assisted Northern Navajo Medical Center with contact tracing, COVID-19 testing, and the COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the Shiprock service area.


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