River Chew

Senior Research Assistant

River Chew is a Senior Research Assistant at the Center for Public Health Systems Science contributing to the Best Practices User Guides, a set of publications designed to help states implement effective tobacco control programs. They are involved in all aspects of the guides, including research, writing, and editing. They are passionate about research in areas related to mental health and substance use, gender-based violence, and LGBTQIA+ issues.


  • BA, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
  • MSW, Violence and Injury Prevention, Washington University in St. Louis, 2019