Sarah Nelson, LSW, MSW, MPH

  • Sarah Nelson, LSW, MSW, MPH Sarah is the Project Supervisor at DIFRC. Sarah is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan Tech University as well as a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Health Education with American Indian Populations from Washington University in St. Louis. Sarah has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy at the Indian Country Child Trauma Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sarah has served as a Buder Scholar for the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and has extensive experience developing community-based participatory research models and conducting research in Indian Country. Having worked as a conservatorship caseworker for Child Protective Services in the State of Texas, Sarah brings experience in the child welfare process, including court testimony and supervised visitation. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with her cats.