Deionna Vigil

Title: Sr. Research Program Coordinator

Location: Remote


Deionna (Dee) is Tewa from Nanbé Ówîngeh, NM. She works as a Sr. Research Program Coordinator with the Infectious Disease Prevention team across sites and studies. Dee’s work predominantly focuses on respiratory infection surveillance, vaccines, and health research communications.

Prior to joining the Center, Dee was an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) postbaccalaureate fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke within the National Institutes of Health. Her research focused on clinical research regulation and the ethical inclusion of Indigenous peoples in clinical research studies that are not specific to Indigenous peoples or a Native Nation.

Dee has a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Fort Lewis College and is pursuing an MPH in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is mentored by Dr. Laura Hammitt at the Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health with an emphasis on RSV, research ethics, and improving the health and wellbeing of Native Nations.