Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

IHART2 - Scientific Community Leadership Council


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 29, 2017

Frank Wong, PhD


Irene Vernon, PhD (Mescalero Apache/Yaqui/Mexicana descent)

Dr. Vernon has worked with Native Americans and HIV/AIDS for several decades. She is a member of the Racial and Ethnic Populations Ad Hoc Committee at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Vernon has provided capacity building assistance aimed at mobilizing Native communities around HIV/AIDS prevention throughout the United States. She currently serves on the Scientific and Community Leadership…


Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)


David Takeuchi, PhD


Steven Safren, PhD


Tooru Nemoto, PhD


Renee Masching, MSW (First Nations Canada)


July 28, 2017

Spero Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa)


John Lowe, PhD (Cherokee)



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