Navajo tribal citizen speaks at SHEA event

Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson, the first Native American woman to graduate from the Yale School of Medicine, was invited to STEM and Health Equity Advocates at Yale to discuss her research and diverse perspectives on the tobacco cessation intervention for Native American populations. Within the article she talks about her experience growing up on a Navajo reservation, attending medical school, and having a mentor. Read the full article below!

(Photography: Mara Lavitt)

Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson

“When you say tobacco, let’s make sure we make that distinction between ceremonial versus commercial tobacco products,”

-Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson