Alana Egan

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Alana Egan, BA

Native Hawaiian


Clinical Psych PhD

University of Rhode Island

Substance Use and Suicide

Alana is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Her research interests include investigating health disparities in service of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous populations, with a particular focus on substance use and suicide. She has previously worked as a counselor intern for NASA Johnson Space Center’s Employee Assistance Program and holds her Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Hometown: Makawao, Maui, HI

Undergrad: BA, University of Texas at San Antonio, Psychology and Anthropology Majors (2017)

Graduate: MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake (2020)

Doctorate: PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island (2026)

Contact:  LinkedIn; Twitter; ResearchGate;

Hobbies: Cooking, listening to podcasts