Victoria M. O’Keefe Ph.D.

Assistant professor

Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, O’Keefe is a Cherokee Nation citizen and Seminole Nation tribal member, serving as the Mathuram Santosham Chair in Native American Health at Johns Hopkins University. She holds positions as an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an Associate Director at the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health. With a focus on community-based participatory research, her work centers on culturally-informed suicide prevention, mental health promotion, and wellness among Native communities. She earned her MS and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and received the Cherokee Nation Community Leadership Individual Award in 2020.