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Jerreed D. Ivanich, PhD

  • Assistant Professor - Adjunct

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415 N. Washington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231


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PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018
MS, Georgia State University, 2015
BS, Weber State University, 2013


As a member of the Metlakatla Indian Community (Tsimshian) of Alaska, Jerreed is dedicated to health research for North American Indigenous (Alaska Native, American Indian, First Nations) populations. Jerreed is an Assistant Scientist with the Center for American Indian Health, Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His work meets at the intersections of prevention science, social network analysis, and adolescent mental health. Through community-based participatory research Jerreed aims to take the knowledge and strengths of communities and put them in dialogue with the broader research field to improve theory and advance methods.

Honors and Awards

Johns Hopkins University Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (cohort 4)

Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) Scholar (cohort 6), University of Colorado - Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

The Indigenous Substance Abuse, Medicines, and Addictions Research Training (ISMART) fellowship, University of Washington – Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

  • American Indian
  • Alaska Native
  • Social Networks
  • Suicide
  • Substance use

Select Publications

  • Ivanich, J. D., Mousseau, A. C., Walls, M., Whitbeck, L., & Whitesell, N. R. (2018). Pathways of adaptation: two case studies with one evidence-based substance use prevention program tailored for indigenous youth. Prevention Science, 1-11.
  • Lee, H. W., Melson, M., Ivanich, J., Habecker, P., Gauthier, G. R., Wexler, L., ... & Dombrowski, K. (2018). Mapping the structure of perceptions in helping networks of Alaska Natives. PloS one, 13(11), e0204343.
  • Ivanich, J., & Teasdale, B. (2018). Suicide Ideation among Adolescent American Indians: An Application of General Strain Theory. Deviant Behavior, 39(6), 702-715.
  • Ivanich, J. D., & Warner, T. D. (2019). Seen or unseen? The role of race in police contact among homeless youth. Justice Quarterly, 36(5), 816-840.
  • Wexler, L., Rataj, S., Ivanich, J. D., Plavin, J., Mullany, A., Moto, R., ... & Dombrowski, K. (2019). Community mobilization for rural suicide prevention: Process, learning and behavioral outcomes from Promoting Community Conversations About Research to End Suicide (PC CARES) in Northwest Alaska. Social Science & Medicine, 232, 398-407.