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Research Associate
Fiona Grubin

Departmental Affiliations

Social and Behavioral Interventions

Center & Institute Affiliations

Fiona Grubin, MSPH ‘19, coordinates research and practice projects related to mental and behavioral health, health equity, suicide prevention, and Indigenous health.

Contact Info

Research Interests

Indigenous Health; Health Equity; Community-Based Participatory Research; Mental health; Intervention Research; Suicide Prevention; Strengths-based

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Montana State University

As a research associate with the Center for Indigenous Health I support mental and behavioral health projects. I am interested in work that aims to reduce and eliminate health inequities, especially related to mental health, including prevention/treatment of substance use problems, suicide, and trauma, as well as harnessing cultural strengths to promote overall well-being, health, and upstream prevention efforts. In my graduate studies I contributed to multiple research projects that focused on suicide prevention with Indigenous communities. I completed my BS in applied psychology at Montana State University and my MSPH in social and behavioral interventions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Selected publications

  • Grubin, F., Maudrie, T. L., Neuner, S., Conrad, M., Waugh, E., Barlow, A., Coser, A., Hill, K., Pioche, S., Haroz, E. E., O’Keefe, V. M. (2022). Development and cultural adaptation of Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 frontline workers in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Journal of Prevention, 43(5), 697-717.

  • Russette, H., Grubin, F., Ingalls, A., Martin, L., Leonard, A., Kushman, E., Cisler, A., Leffler, E., Herman, A., Haroz, E. E. (2022). Home visitor perspectives on implementing a precision approach to home visiting in communities serving Native American families. Infant Mental Health Journal, 43(5), 744-755.

  • O’Keefe, V. M., Waugh, E., Grubin, F., Cwik, M., Chambers, R., Ivanich, J., Weeks, R., & Barlow, A. (2022). Development of “CULTURE FORWARD: A Strengths and Culture Based Tool to Protect our Native Youth from Suicide.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 28(4), 587–597.

  • Haroz, E. E., Grubin, F., Goklish, N., Pioche, S., Cwik, M., Barlow, A., Waugh, E., Usher, J., Lenert, M. C., & Walsh, C. G. (2021). Designing a clinical decision support tool that leverages machine learning for suicide risk prediction: Development study in partnership with Native American care providers. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(9), e24377.

  • Skewes, M. C., Gameon, J. A., Grubin, F., DeCou, C. R., & Whitcomb, L. (2020). Beliefs about causal factors for suicide in rural Alaska Native communities and recommendations for prevention. Transcultural Psychiatry, 59(1), 78-92.