About

IWRI

Indigenous Research Trainees


IHART - Cohort 1

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)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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IHART - Cohort 2

Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH, (Inupiaq)

Associate Research Psychiatrist, UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

IHART - Cohort 3

Ramona Beltrán, PhD, MSW (Yaqui/Mexica)

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

IHART2 - Cohort 2016

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

Vanessa Simonds, ScD (Crow Tribe)

Associate Professor, Community Health, Montana State University

Angela Walden, PhD (Cherokee Nation)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

IHART2 - Cohort 2017

Maya Magarati, PhD (Indigenous Nepali)

Research Scientist, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Felicia M. Mitchell, PhD (Chickasaw, Black, White

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Misty Pacheco, DrPH (Hawaiian, Japanese, White)

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Exercise Science Department, Health Promotion track, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Margaret Robinson, PhD (Mi’kmaw from Eski’kewaq, Nova Scotia, and Member, Lennox Island First Nation)

Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University

IHART2 - Cohort 2018

Richard Armenta, PhD (Pascua Yaqui/Latino),

Assistant Professor, Health Science/Kinesiology, California State University San Marcos

rarmenta@csusm.edu

Peter Mataira, PhD (Maori)

MSW Program Director and Associate Professor, Hawai'i Pacific University College of Health and Society - School of Social Work

pmataira@hpu.edu

Eugenia Millender, PhD (Indigenous Afro-Latina (Kuna/Guna)

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University

Matthew Town, PhD, MPH (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Pacific University Oregon

IHART2- Cohort 2019

Melessa Kelley, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

M. Crystal Lee, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, College of Population Health, The University of New Mexico

ISMART-Cohort 1

Danica Brown, PhD, MSW (Choctaw)

Behavioral Health Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Roberto E. Orellana, PhD

Professor, Social Work at Portland State University

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Katie Schultz, PhD, MSW (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Matthew Town, PhD, MPH (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Pacific University Oregon

ISMART-Cohort 2

Shanondora Billiot, PhD (United Houma Nation)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MSW (Menominee)

Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Raven Ross, PhD

Evaluation and Efficiency Officer, Office of Quality, Indian Health Service

Ciwang Teyra, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University

ISMART-Cohort 3

Jessica Black, PhD, MSW (Gwich’in Athabascan)

Assistant Professor, Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Emma Elliott-Groves, PhD, MSW (Cowichan)

Assistant Professor, College of Education, University of Washington

Migis Gonzalez, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Melissa Lewis, PhD (Cherokee Nation)

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri

Miriam Valdovinos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work University of Denver

ISMART-Cohort 4

Ashleigh Coser (Muscogee (Creek), Choctaw, and Chickasaw Nations)

Psychologist, Cherokee Nation Health Services

Laverne Demientieff, LMSW, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Alaska Fairbanks

ISMART-Cohort 5

Antonia R.G. Alvarez, PhD, LMSW (Mestiza Pinay)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Portland State University

Ashley Cole, PhD (Citizen Potawatomi Nation)

Assistant Professor, Psychology, Oklahoma State University

Jerreed Ivanich, M.S. (Alaskan Native – Tsimshian)

Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

ISMART-Cohort 6

Ricky Camplain, PhD

Assistant Professor, Center for Health Equity Research, Northern Arizona University

Charles Lea, PhD

Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

Sarah Rhoades-Kerswill, PhD (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

Psychologist, Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services

ISMART-Cohort 7

Lisa M. Colon

Doctoral student, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Emily Loerzel, MSW

PhD student, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Helen Russette

PhD student, School of Public and Community Health Sciences, University of Montana

Jessica Ullrich, PhD

Assistant Professor , School of Social Work, University of Alaska Anchorage

Evan J. White, PhD

Associate Investigator, Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Mahina Cohort 2018