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Senior Research Associate
Elizabeth Kushman

Departmental Affiliations

Social and Behavioral Interventions

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

Research Interests

Indigenous; American Indian/Alaska Native; early childhood; maternal and child health; behavioral health; mental health; home visiting; precision; precision prevention science; precision home visiting; dissemination science; implementation science; implementation research; health education; curriculum development; curriculum adaptation; behavior change interventions; community-based participatory research; community health workers; evidence-based intervention; health disparities
Experiences & Accomplishments
Elizabeth Kushman, MPH serves as the Director of Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Health on the team which supports Family Spirit home visiting programs throughout the country. She coordinates research and dissemination initiatives associated with development of program innovations and enhancements.
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Selected publications
  • Ingalls, A., Barlow, A., Kushman, E., Leonard, A., Martin, L., Precision Family Spirit Study Team, West, A., Neault, N., & Haroz, E.E. (2021). Precision Family Spirit – A Pilot Randomized Implementation Trial of a Precision Home Visiting Approach with Native American families in Michigan: Trial Rationale and Study Protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7(8).
  • Coughlin, R. L.*, Kushman, E., Copeland, G. E., & Wilson, M. L. (2013). Pregnancy and birth outcome improvements for American Indians in the Healthy Start project of the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, 1998-2008. Maternal and child health journal, 17(6), 1005–1015.