Addison Scales is a Research Study Assistant for various projects at IREACH, including Native Opportunities to Stop Hypertension (NOSH), Community Organizations for Natives: COVID-19 Epidemiology, Research, Testing, and Services (CONCERTS), and Marshallese: Alternate Surveillance for COVID-19 in a Unique Population (MASC-UP). She received her BSA in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin with a Certificate in Social Inequality, Health, and Policy and a minor in Anthropology. Addison also studied Public Health and Gender in New Delhi, India for a semester, where she conducted research on the sociocultural context of menstrual health with the goal of informing local menstrual equity initiatives. Prior to joining IREACH, Addison worked as Programs Coordinator for a global health non-profit focused on bridging gaps in access to basic medical education for health workers. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue learning about and working for health equity with the IREACH team.
Research Study Assistant