Dr. Julie Lucero, an assistant professor for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, recently received a subaward from the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) which is centered at Montana State University. The Center works to serve communities across the state in public-health based projects. Dr. Lucero serves as the external evaluator and reports on the formative and summative assessments for the Center.
Dr. Lucero’s research focuses primarily on the social determinants of health, specifically working with substance abuse, mental health, positive youth development and service utilization. She works primarily in American Indian, Hispanic, and LGBTQ communities.