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Monica Desjardins

Associate Tribal Program Specialist (Especialista Asociada en Programas Tribales)

Monica Desjardins is a Public Health Analyst at RTI International and serves as an Associate Tribal Program Specialist for the NamUs program. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and global health from Duke University. She has three years of experience in developmental and social psychology, specifically in multiracial identities, child development, and racial disparities in doctor-patient communications. Additionally, Ms. Desjardins has three years’ experience in global and public health with a focus on family psychoeducation programming. Prior to joining RTI and the NamUs program, Monica worked as a research assistant on the mental health team at the Center for Indigenous Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this capacity, she engaged in community-based participatory research focused on American Indian youth suicide and substance use prevention through the implementation of culturally adapted behavioral interventions.

Date Created: May 18, 2023