Janelle Palacios RN, CNM, PhD grew up on the Flathead Reservation in Northwestern Montana. She is currently both an American Indian Research Fellow at the University of Arizona under the guidance of Dr. Teshia Solomon, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing working with Drs. Adey Nyamathi and Felicia Hodge. While being mentored by Dr. June Strickland, Janelle received her Bachelor in the Science of Nursing at the University of Washington, and later moved to the University of California at San Francisco obtaining her Doctorate and becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife while being advised by Dr. Holly Kennedy. Her dissertation centered on the early childbearing (adolescent pregnancy) experiences of adult American Indian women. Currently she is completing a collaborative project on the young fatherhood experiences of American Indian men. Janelle strives to incorporate indigenous ways of knowing into research interventions aimed at enhancing wellness among American Indian families.
Janelle Palacios (Salish-Kootenai) earned her doctorate in nursing from the University of California at San Francisco and is completing a program in Midwifery. Her research interest is in MCH and early childbearing.