It is an honor to be working with the Center for American Indian Health, from which I have already learned so much about ethical, respectful, community-oriented, public health practice.
Kevalin Aulandez, MSPH is a Research Associate at the Center for American Indian Health’s Great Lakes Hub. She recently received her masters degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she studied health systems within the Department of International Health. Kevalin received her bachelor of science from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she studied food systems and public health. She is committed to community-centered, place-based work and brings experience in chronic disease prevention, mental health promotion, and youth empowerment to her work at the Center. Her primary research interests include implementation strategies for employing paraprofessional health workers to deliver high-impact programs in community settings and using food system reforms to improve the health of mothers and children.