Coley Andersen, BS

  • Research Coordinator

Coley is the research coordinator for the JAM and MARS studies. She is a member of the DineĢ (Navajo) community located in Northern Arizona. Before moving to Pittsburgh to join the YFRP team she worked at the Phoenix branch of NIDDK, focusing her research on the effects of psychosocial and socioeconomic status on mental health and physical well-being. She is passionate about working with underserved and underrepresented populations and addressing health disparities in both research and medicine.

She enjoys sharing and educating others about the history and culture of her Indigenous community, traveling, spending time with her family, including her cat, Oliver.

Current Projects

Education & Training

  • Arizona State University, BS, Biochemistry
  • Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award 2019-2021, NIH NIDDK, Phoenix, AZ