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Jessica Hope Elm, PhD MSW (Oneida)

PhD , Social Welfare


Curriculum Vitae

As a citizen of the Oneida Nation and a descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, Jessica’s research agenda is driven by the health and policy needs of tribal communities. Toward this end, her manuscripts thus far have centered on substance abuse policy and programming, resilience, child maltreatment, suicidality, and American Indian-specific social stressors. Jessica’s research trajectory involves continued examination of historical and contemporary sociopolitical determinants of physical and behavioral health disparities; constellations of stressors and cumulative adversity across the life course; and multidimensional resilience and post-traumatic growth. She hopes to teach courses on social determinates of health and macro practice. Jessica is committed to a career of serving tribal communities through translational research, teaching, advocacy, and capacity building.