Training Program Coordinator
My family has always stressed education, and to never stop learning. I am thankful to the Center for providing me with numerous opportunities to expand my knowledge in Indigenous research. Together as Native American staff, faculty, and students, we not only have the ability to better the health of our Native communities, but ALL communities.
Olivia Trujillo (Navajo) joined the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from The University of Arizona. She received her Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her prior research experience includes studying prolonged sulforaphane treatments on tumorigenic and nontumorigenic cancer cells at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, ND. She administered health surveys (The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to Southwestern American Indian Tribes with The Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. She also traveled to Chennai, India to teach school aged children HIV/AIDS prevention with the International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS organization. She has worked with the Center’s Infectious Disease Team in Shiprock, NM, the NativeVision Program in Tuba City, AZ and the Family Spirit Nurture: Preventing Early Childhood Obesity Study in Shiprock, NM. In 2018, she relocated to Baltimore, MD to serve as the Center's Training Program Coordinator assisting to develop and implement a pathway for Native American scholars to pursue higher education.