Susan Beaulieu

Susan Beaulieu

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Masters in Public Policy, University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, 2007


Susan Beaulieu is pursuing her PhD in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota-College of Pharmacy. Susan received her Masters in Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute in 2007 and completed coursework in Teaching and Learning from the University of Minnesota-Duluth between 2012-2013. As a member of the Red Lake Nation, Susan’s work has been primarily with Indigenous communities across Minnesota, working with tribes to strengthen individual, family and community resiliency and wellbeing. Her research interests are in integrative mind-body healing and skill building with Indigenous populations, as alternatives to medication for anxiety and depression. She is currently the Director of Tribal N.E.A.R. Sciences and Community Wisdom Project for Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC). 

Awards & Recognition

2016: Bush Fellowship

Awarded by the Bush Foundation to community leaders in MN, ND, SD and the 23 Native Nations that share that geography, the Fellowship provides individuals with an opportunity to pursue the education and experiences they need to become more effective leaders in their community. Susan is using her Fellowship to complete her PhD and gain experience and skills to have a greater impact personally and professionally.

2016: Native Children Research Exchange (NCRE) Scholar

Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the NCRE Scholars program provides career development support to early career investigators and graduate students interested in pursuing child development research careers with tribal communities. This program targets junior faculty and graduate students and with a particular interest in the development of Native children and adolescents and the impact of substance abuse on development.