Allison Barlow, PhD, MA, MPH
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Allison Barlow joined the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in 1991. She is currently Associate Director and Director of Behavioral Health for the Center. Her research and program development work focuses on family-based approaches to child and adolescent health and well-being for reservation-based American Indian tribes with geographic concentration in the southwestern U.S. Projects to date have included suicide, non-suicidal self-injury and depression prevention work; alcohol and drug abuse prevention; teen parenting outreach and early child development; and school age youth development—focused on fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyles, cultural preservation and civic leadership. She is also co-founder of the NativeVision lifeskills youth development program, a collaboration between Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the National Football League Players Association.