It is truly an honor to work with and support our field staff on a daily basis to implement various behavioral health programs. I am inspired by the unique strengths among all of our staff and within our partner communities, and I am continually motivated by the shared vision for improved health and well-being among all of the families and children we serve. I am constantly learning from our staff and our community partners about how to best facilitate the development of effective public health programs that can be sustained by the communities.
Nicole joined Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in 2005. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2004, where she managed multi-site maternal and child health research studies in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon relocating to New Mexico in 2005, Nicole began working with Johns Hopkins to implement and evaluate behavioral health programs in reservation communities in the Southwest. She oversees field-based staff management, data collection, quality assurance, case management, and dissemination activities. Nicole has managed early childhood home visiting programs, youth fitness and life skills programs, diabetes prevention interventions, and nutrition promotion programs. She is based at the Johns Hopkins office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Informing precision home-visiting: Identifying families who benefit most from Family Spirit.
- Utilizing partnerships to design a precision approach to implementing evidence-based home visiting
- A community participatory process for adapting Family Spirit for other communities
- Youth’s perspective on traditional food revitalization program Feast for the Future
- An Intervention to Promote Healthy Food Access in American Indian Communities
- One year results of home-based diabetes prevention and management program for American Indian youth