Kaylee Clyma, MPH

(Cherokee)

Research Coordinator

Kaylee Clyma is a Research Project Coordinator at the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. In this role, she implements food sovereignty initiatives using community based participatory research in partnership with Indigenous communities, she also trains and onboards staff, and assists in writing and preparing manuscripts for publication.

Ms. Clyma received her Masters of Public Health in rural and underserved populations from Oklahoma State University in 2022. While obtaining her degree, she completed her practicum at the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy researching the impact of the COVID pandemic on food security in Native American communities. Her research interests include community based participatory research, health disparities, food security, and cardiovascular disease and its associated risk factors. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys baking, spending time with family and friends, especially at the lake, and being outside with her dog, Ellie. Kaylee and Ellie are currently in training to become members of OSU’s Pet Therapy Team, Pete’s Pet Posse.