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Emma Elliott-Groves


Dr. Elliott-Groves is an assistant research professor at Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University. She holds both a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington, in the field of Learning Sciences and Human Development and a MSW in the Children, Youth, and Families concentration from the UW’s School of Social Work. Her dissertation study explored the meanings and explanations of suicidal behavior from the perspective of Cowichan tribal members. Her investigation centered the interrelational epistemology of the Cowichan people, and as such, her mixed methods approach to research included qualitative and Indigenous methodological approaches and community based design research (CBDR). By employing a strengths-based approach to recovery, Dr. Elliott-Groves research rigorously engages youth, families, and communities in the development of integrated behavioral health interventions to address complex social issues (e.g., suicide). The interdisciplinary intersections of her research include contemporary Indigenous issues; culture, learning, and human development; and trauma, prevention, and recovery.​

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