Kait Hirchak Featured in October Public Health Spotlight

Kait Hirchat Public Health Spotlight

The Public Health Spotlight, published by the Washington State Department of Health, promotes the work of community health leaders and researchers across the state. The October edition features Kait Hirchak, PhD, MHPA, assistant professor of community and behavioral health at the WSU College of Medicine.

Hirchak discusses her passion in culturally re-centering evidence-based treatments, her research on community health and treatment in Tribal communities, and her deep roots in Washington.

“It was when I worked for the Tribal health department, sitting in the sacred talking circle, listening to the struggle, empowerment, and hope of those in recovery from substance use disorders,” said Hirchak, “that I became passionate about addressing the substance use-related health inequities within my community and among Indigenous communities more generally.”

Click the link below to learn more about Hirchak’s work in treatment, public policy efforts, and her advice for those considering a career in public health.