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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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

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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

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

Interesting People Doing Important Work: Maya Enista Smith

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

Science Summary Winter 2021

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MCQ. Issue 20
01/12/2021
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health, College Affordability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Science Summary Fall 2020

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MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020
Mental and Behavioral Health

Active Minds COVID-19 Survey

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MCQ. Issue 19
10/19/2020