Leonela Nelson

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Research Program Supervisor

Success isn't about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in people's lives. – Michelle Obama

Biography

Leonela Nelson, BS is Red Cheek clan, born for Near the Water clan. Her maternal grandparents are from the Yucca Fruit clan. Her paternal grandparents are from the Towering House clan. Leonela is originally from Teec Nos Pos, AZ, where she currently resides. She started working for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in 2013 on the Behavioral Health Team. Ms. Nelson’s work has focused on prevention of early childhood obesity and prevention/management of youth onset diabetes, both delivered through home-visiting platforms by paraprofessionals. Ms. Nelson helped lead the Family Health Coach Team for the Prevention of Early Childhood Obesity home-visiting study. She has completed the Public Health certificate through Johns Hopkins University and is currently in an MPH program at North Dakota State University.

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