About

IWRI

Faculty, Staff & Students


Faculty

Bonnie Duran, DrPH (Opelousas/Coushatta)

Director, IWRI Center for Indigenous Health Research

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

bonduran@uw.edu

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (Snohomish)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Washington

tecamp@uw.edu

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Director, Environmentally based Health & Land-based Healing, IWRI

E. Roberto Orellana, PhD

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Myra Parker, JD, PhD (Mandan & Hidatsa)

Associate Director, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

myrap@uw.edu

Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD

Director of Research, IWRI

Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univeristy of Washington

pearsonc@uw.edu

Mike Spencer, PhD, MSW (Native Hawaiian)

Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceanic Affairs, IWRI

Presidental Term Professor, Univeristy of Washington School of Social Work

mspenc@uw.edu

Karina L. Walters, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Full Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Katherine Chambers Hall University Scholar, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor , Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

kw5@uw.edu

Staff

Shana Ava

Administrative Director, IWRI

afshana@uw.edu

Leo Egashira, MBA

Research Coordinator, IWRI

David Huh, PhD

Director, Methods Division

Research Assistant Professor, IWRI Research Core

dhuh@uw.edu

Meg Meneghel MacDonald, PhD

Research Coordinator, IWRI

Program Director, Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (IHART2)

Program Director, Indigenous Substance Use and Addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education (INSPIRE)

Interim Program Director, Lighting Up Native Aspirations (LUNA)

Maya Magarati, PhD (Indigenous Nepali)

Research Scientist, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Rebeca A Marin, PhD

Research Scientist, IWRI

rmarin@uw.edu

Students

Emily Loerzel, MSW

PhD student, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Olivia Morgan (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

MSW Student, UW School of Social Work