Teresa Brockie

Teresa Brockie



Teresa Brockie, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Indigenous nurse scientist and educator known for her research focused on achieving health equity through community-based prevention and intervention of suicide, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences among vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on Indigenous communities. She is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with a Joint Appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center for Indigenous Health. A member of the A’aninin Nation from Fort Belknap, Montana, Dr. Brockie earned her PhD at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Dr. Brockie is a Public Health Nurse and has significant expertise gained from working at Urban American Indian Federally Qualified Health Centers. She has taken a leadership role in establishing research practice partnerships with the Fort Peck Nakoda and Dakota, as well as the Fort Belknap Aaniiih and Nakoda Tribes. In these partnerships, she employs community engaged research and Indigenous methodologies to investigate protective and risk factors associated with youth suicide with particular emphasis on substance use, as well as related behavioral and mental health outcomes, and actively works on developing cultural interventions. Additionally, she prioritizes community capacity building by providing training in research methodology and promoting higher education within the community. Dr. Brockie has secured significant research funding, serving as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on eleven projects including two R01s and two randomized controlled trials. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is actively engaged in the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. In 2023, Dr. Brockie was awarded the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators, highlighting her leadership and innovative contributions to nursing. In 2023, she was elected President-Elect of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association Board of Directors. In 2020, she received the Brilliant New Investigator Award, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science – American Academy of Nursing and received the RADM Faye G. Abdellah Award for Nursing Research, The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in 2016. Dr. Brockie’s research and contributions significantly contribute to advancing nursing science and addressing critical health disparities, especially focusing on Indigenous communities and mental health outcomes..

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Global Initiatives
Center for Global Women’s Health and Gender Equity

Specialties and Expertise
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Care
  • Community
  • Disparities
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Policy
  • Mental Health
  • PTSD
  • Public Health
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Trauma