Morris K. Udall and John S. McCain III
Native American Graduate Fellowship in Tribal Policy

Meet Our Fellows

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Brandi Reano, Navajo Nation
University of Washington

Brandi Reano is Diné (Navajo) and Kewameh (from Santo Domingo Pueblo) and was raised in the four corners area of New Mexico. She is pursuing her Master of Public Health in Health Systems and Population Health at the University of Washington. She is currently a Public Health Fellow at the Urban Indian Health Institute and works closely with the Evaluation team on several different projects implementing Indigenous research and evaluation methodologies. Her research interests include community based participatory research/tribal participatory research (CBPR/TPR), mental health and suicide prevention, and food sovereignty. She is interested in working at the intersections of mental health, community health and social/behavioral science. Her professional ambitions are to design and improve culturally appropriate mental health services for the Navajo Nation with an emphasis on creating sustainable systems. She enjoys working with Indigenous youth and hopes to positively affect how they develop relationships with each other and the world around them to build healthy communities for generations to come. In her free time, Brandi loves being outdoors, cooking and finding delicious food and spending time with family and friends (including her rez dog Pilot).

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Brandi Reano Navajo Nation
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