Student Spotlight

Helen Russette

Helen Russette, MPH, a current doctoral student in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences, was recently awarded the Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines and Addictions Research Training (ISMART) Fellowship by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) at the University of Washington. This fellowship will support her work focused on early caregiver-child engagement and greenspace exposure as resiliency factors that mitigate the impact of prenatal drug exposure on cognitive and behavioral development among children residing on a federal Indian reservation or rural setting. This fellowship is designed to support fellows by providing seed funding and research mentorship.