Indigenous Research Trainees

Roberto Orellana, PhD

Associate Professor, Social Work at Portland State University

ISMART-Cohort 2

Angela Fernandez, PhC MSW (Menominee)

Indigenous Social Welfare PhD Student, IWRI

ISMART-Cohort 3

Jessica Black, MSW (Gwich’in Athabascan)

PhD Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis Brown School

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


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

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Minnesota

IHART - Cohort 3

Ramona Beltrán, PhD, MSW (Yaqui/Mexica)

Assistant 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


Vanessa Simonds, ScD (Crow Tribe)

Assistant Professor, Community Health, Montana State University

Angela Walden, PhD (Cherokee Nation)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Juvenile Research, 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

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

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Misty Pacheco, DrPH (Hawaiian, Japanese, White)

Assistant 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

ISMART - Cohort 4

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

Doctoral Student, School of Social Work, University of Denver

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

Doctoral Student, Sociology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln