Michele Henson is Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Program Associate. Michele has worked in the field of public health since 2011. Much of her work has been in American Indian and family and child health. Special areas of research and interest include strength-based and community-driven approaches to health promotion.
Michele was raised in Corvallis, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in community health. Michele spent several years working at the Center for Native Health Partnerships, based at Montana State University, before moving to Tucson, Arizona to receive her master’s degree in public health from the University of Arizona. During her time in Arizona, Michele worked for the Center for American Indian Resilience which allowed her to travel throughout Arizona to support health-related projects in urban and tribal communities. Michele is also the lead author in a publication titled, Identifying Protective Factors to Promote Health in American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescents: A Literature Review which was published in 2017 in the Journal of Primary Prevention.