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About Lisa Wexler

My research focuses on three overlapping and complimentary areas that address both scientific and community priorities. My work incorporates unique approaches that engage participants and enhance cultural and community strengths. Drawing from intergenerational narratives and indigenous wisdom, I aim to illuminate the problem of youth suicide in ways that offer individuals, families and tribal communities possibilities for action. Most recently, this work emphasizes resilience, and utilizes digital technology to engage participants and to disseminate results.


Present Associate Professor of Community Health Education, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Steering Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage & Society

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • 2015 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation for Educational Exchange Fellowship
  • 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst Distinguished Community Engagement Award For Research

Contact Information

313 Arnold House
715 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003