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IREACH Faculty Spotlight: Amber Fyfe-Johnson

Amber Fyfe-Johnson, ND, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. Dr. Fyfe-Johnson completed her ND at Bastyr University, followed by a 3-year clinical residency in pediatrics, and her PhD in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include childhood obesity prevention, health disparities in youth, and the impact of nature and outdoor play on health outcomes in children.

One of Dr. Fyfe-Johnson’s most recent projects examines the benefits of outdoor preschools at the largest program in the country, Tiny Trees, located in the Seattle area. Washington state is the first in the nation to license outdoor preschools.

Selected Media Coverage of Dr. Fyfe-Johnson’s Research

Tiny Trees executive director Kellie Morrill (far left) and a handful of students wait to throw leaf confetti in the air as part of their Summer Solstice Celebration. Photo courtesy of Tiny Trees Preschool