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Rachel is a fourth year doctoral candidate interested in the impact of historical trauma and social determinants on the health of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native peoples. Her dissertation research seeks to elucidate and document the pathways through which a family history of Federal Indian Boarding School attendance may continue to impact the physical health and wellbeing of future generations.

Research Interests

The impact of historical and intergenerational trauma on contemporary health among Native Americans and Alaska Natives


Amanda L. Thompson, Alexandra Lightfoot