Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

LUNA - Advisory Committee


July 20, 2020

Claire Townsend Ing, MPH, DrPH

Clair Townsend Ing, DrPH

Deepa Rao, PhD

Deepa Rao, PhD

Pamela Collins, MD

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Biography Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, where she is Executive Director of I-TECH and director of the UW Global Mental Health Program, a joint effort of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Global Health….


Maria Brunette, PH.D.

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Research Interests With a background in industrial and systems engineering my global health research includes four primary areas: 1) Designing well-functioning and culturally-relevant health systems to reach marginalized and resource-poor working communities; 2) Redesigning healthcare processes and workflows with continuous improvement tools and participatory approaches; 3) Strengthening health systems via equitable collaborations with local community…


Magaly Blas, MD, PhD

Magaly Blas, MD, PhD

Biography Magaly Blas studied Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Blas has conducted research studies about the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, HTLV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in different populations. She has also conducted research on the use of…


August 7, 2017

Jane Simoni, PhD

Jane Simoni, PhD, will provide the focal point for technical consultation to research project scholars and affiliates, particularly with respect to research design and development related to socio-behavioral and prevention research, treatment adherence, HIV/AIDS, and regional as well as international mental health research. Dr. Simoni will also serve as the core liaison to the Center…


July 26, 2017

Julie Baldwin, PhD