Tara Maudrie

American Indian Graduate Scholars Program

Tribal Affiliation

Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

In Anishinaabe culture, the Ojibwe peoples are known as keepers of tradition and story. My cultural role is not only as a teller of stories, but more importantly as a keeper of stories – a role that reflects my career ambitions as a researcher. Research is a form of storytelling, and one way that I am to fulfill my clan role as a healer and teacher is to keep and share Native community stories through CBPR interventions. 

Biography

Tara Maudrie is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and has been an urban Native her whole life. Prior to coming to the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, Tara worked as a program assistant at Detroit American Indian Health and Family Services and completed her Bachelor's of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science at Oakland University. 

Tara completed her MSPH in the Human Nutrition Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Spring 2021. While completing her MSPH degree she worked with the CAIH as a practicum student with Dr. Victoria O'Keefe and Dr. Melissa Walls. During her MSPH she led a mixed methods study of food insecurity in partnership with the Baltimore Native Community. Tara Maudrie is currently pursuing her PhD in the Social Behavioral Interventions Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH). 

Tara is passionate about urban Native health and food security and hopes to continue to explore these issues and advocate for policy change throughout her PhD. She is advised by Dr. Victoria O'Keefe. You can keep up with her work through PubMed and ResearchGate.

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