Andrea Medley

Jaad ahl’ Kiigangaa
Dadens Yahgu ‘laanas Raven Clan
Haida Nation

Andrea Medley (MPH) (Jaad ahl’ Kiigangaa) is from the Dadens Yahgu ‘laanas Raven Clan, Haida Nation. She is of Haida and mixed white settler ancestry, and was fortunate to grow up in her home community of Gaw Tlagée, on Haida Gwaii. Since 2011, she has worked in public health and Indigenous health programming, policy and education. Andrea is currently a research associate at the Center for Indigenous Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), working on projects related to substance use. She is passionate about harm reduction, community-led health initiatives, Indigenous cultural safety and reproductive justice, and has worked with Indigenous communities across Turtle Island facilitating conversations about harm reduction, substance use and sexual wellbeing. Outside of work, she enjoys live music, book clubs and beading.