Dana Humphrey

Dana Humphrey

Associate Director

Dana Humphrey is Associate Director of the Mary Christie Institute. Mrs.Humphrey is a public health professional with a strong background in research and programming. Prior to joining the Mary Christie Institute, Mrs. Humphrey was the Marketing Manager at Christie Student Health.

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She has worked on various public health research projects at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, John Snow Inc, and Boston Medical Center. Mrs. Humphrey received a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The Colorado College.

dhumphrey@marychristieinstitute.org

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

New Healthy Minds Research Shows Worsening Trends in Mental Health Overall, BIPOC Students at Particular Risk

A new research paper published in the Journal of Affective Disorders sheds light on the worsening mental health of college students nationwide and documents inequalities in mental health issues and treatment for college students of color. Trends in college student mental health and help-seeking by race/ethnicity: Findings from the national…

MCQ. Issue 25
04/25/2022
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Dear Professor: Here’s What We Wish You Knew

Insights from Interviews on the Role of Faculty in Student Mental Health Amid the pandemic, faculty have played an outsized and unprecedented role in student mental wellbeing. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, professors often represented the only contact students had with their colleges or universities. Some faculty have embraced this…

MCQ. Issue 23
10/20/2021
Sexual Assault and Title IX

Campus Concern: Sexual Assault Returning to Campus

Returning to college this fall may require heightened efforts towards sexual assault prevention Across the nation, colleges and their students are preparing to return to campus for a fall semester like no other. This year, half of all students at many four-year universities will be experiencing college life for the…

MCQ. Issue 22
07/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Dr. Colleen Conley on How the IMPACT Lab Lives Up to Its Name

Dr. Colleen Conley is as “can do” as they come.  Not only does the Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Chicago fuse practical interventions into her academic research on young adult mental health, she multi-tasks like a magician, producing outcomes in both work and life. “The more you…

MCQ. Issue 22
05/27/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Hannah Brown, MD

Hannah Brown, MD is an assistant professor of psychiatry and researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Boston Medical Center’s Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP) program, which uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to collaboratively treat patients with psychosis. The specialists at WRAP, which…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021

New Fellows Program is Pathway to Student Perspective

Students experience campus issues in a unique and personal way, and learning more about their concerns, challenges, and how they interact with campus practices and policies can help decision-makers address these issues more effectively.  In early 2021, the Mary Christie Institute, together with Active Minds, launched the Fellows Program, a…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Basic Needs

Science Summary

Center for Collegiate Mental Health Annual Report The Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University released its 2020 annual report summarizing the state of college student mental health from counseling centers. Key findings from the report note that anxiety and depression continue to be the most common presenting…

MCQ. Issue 21
04/14/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Maya Enista Smith

Like many parents across the country, Maya Enista Smith got a new job last year – homeschooling her two young children. It’s a bit of a departure from her normal 9-5, or rather, her 24/7/365. Smith is the Executive Director of Born This Way Foundation, the youth-serving, kindness-promoting non-profit founded…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health

Science Summary Winter 2021

COVID-19’s Impact on Student Wellbeing A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that COVID-19 mitigation protocols like remote learning and stay-at-home orders had a modest, but persistent, impact on mood and wellness behaviors of first-year college students. Surveys were…

MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021