Chelsea Wesner, MPH, MSW, (she/her) is a Research Instructor in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) and DrPH student in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. She has worked with Indigenous communities for nearly 15 years across public health practice and research leading and supporting projects related to diabetes prevention, food sovereignty, opioid overdose prevention, and maternal and child health. Prior to coming to the Colorado School of Public Health, she worked as a program planner at the University of Oklahoma's American Indian Institute, public health faculty at the University of South Dakota, and on assignment with the CDC’s Tribal, Regional, and Territorial Support Team in the Division of Diabetes Translation. Her current research interests include understanding and measuring early relational health and family economic well-being within Indigenous communities and families with young children. Chelsea is originally from Oklahoma and a member of the Choctaw Nation. She is most proud of being a mother to Lily and Isla.