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Maria Christina Crouch

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Maria Christina Crouch


Maria Christina Crouch (Deg Hit'an and Coahuiltecan Tribes), PhD, is a clinical-community psychologist and a postdoctoral research fellow at Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. Her clinical work and program of research is focused on the intersection of trauma-informed care, evidence-based practices, and practice-based evidence (Indigenous approaches) to address alcohol and drug misuse, trauma, and related health impacts of social determinants among American Indian and Alaska Native communities from a cultural, strengths-based approach.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Alaska Anchorage, Clinical-Community Psychology (2021)
  • MS
    University of Alaska Anchorage, Clinical Psychology (2017)
  • BA
    University of Alaska Anchorage, Psychology (2014)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Sage Firekeepers AwardAmerican Psychological Association, Division 35, Section 6, Alaska Native/American Indian/Indigenous Women2023
NIH Loan Repayment Program NIAAA2022
Dr. Edwin J. Nichols Cultural & Diversity AwardSociety of Indian Psychologists2022
Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity Program Scholar NIDA2022
NIH National Research Service Award F32 Fellowship NIAAA2021
Mental Health Diversity AwardPride Foundation 2015
NIH Diversity AwardNHLBI2014

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