Elizabeth Kushman


Senior Research Associate


Elizabeth Kushman joined CAIH as a Senior Research Associate in 2021. Prior to joining the Center, she worked for over 25 years with the Inter-tribal Council of Michigan developing and managing maternal, infant and early childhood health promotion programs, as well as contributing to tribal, state and national policy development efforts. Her research experience includes needs assessment, program piloting and evaluation, and population-based surveillance projects using vital records, PRAMS and BRFS data. Her interests include identifying effective health equity promotion strategies in partnership with communities, and exploring the synergy between evidence based practice models and indigenous knowledge. She completed an MPH at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (1994), and a BS in French at Georgetown University (1988).


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