MichaeLynn Kanichy, MPH


Research Coordinator

MichaeLynn Kanichy is a Research Coordinator at IREACH. Born and raised in Neah Bay, Washington, she is a member of the Makah Tribe. MichaeLynn has a BA in Science, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Life Sciences and Biotechnology from Stanford University and an MPH with a specialization in Population Health Research and Analytics. She is passionate about Indigenous health and takes satisfaction in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data through an Indigenous lens. Her enthusiasm extends to community-driven initiatives in Indigenous birth justice, where she plays an active role in reclaiming traditional Makah birthing practices. Holding a steadfast belief, she sees a legacy from our ancestors, containing answers for healing and living healthier lives, motivating her to carry these invaluable insights forward. MichaeLynn finds joy in gaming, exploring new places through travel, expressing cultural connection through traditional Makah dancing, and embracing the tranquility of walking around the Makah Reservation.