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February 8, 2018

IWRI Welcomes Jordan Green

Jordan Green joined IWRI in January 2018 as a research coordinator for the “My Peeps” project, a group intervention for young males (aged 13-18) who have sex with males, which is being translated into a mobile health web-application for smart-phones. Jordan is a native of San Francisco, where he worked as a health educator for…


The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, a Decade of Research, Training, & Service

In 2004, two Native American junior faculty members committed to indigenous wellness (Karina Walters and Tessa Evans-Campbell) and two students at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work (UW SSW) came together to exchange resources, expertise, and contacts to advance research involving Native American populations. Thus was born the “Native Wellness Center,” which remained…


July 26, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Mahina Cohort

I RARO I TE ATARAU KAROHIROHI: E WHAKATERE HAERE ANA NGĀ WAKA I TE MOANA-NUI-Ā-KIWA (BY THE SHIMMERING LIGHT OF THE MOON: SEA VESSELS ARE NAVIGATING THE SHARED WATERS AND KNOWLEDGES OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN) Please join us in welcoming the 2017 Mahina cohort. The Mahina International Indigenous Health Research Training Program is a partnership…


Indigenous Feminism: Creating a new narrative by empowering indigenous voices

Friday, January 27, 2017, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House was full of students, faculty, and community members who gathered to celebrate the works and narratives of indigenous women-identifying scholars. “The voice of indigenous women is an important one,” said Casey Wynecoop, the administrative coordinator at the Intellectual House. “Their role in American Indian, Alaska Native, and…


2016-2017 Student Research Assistants

Neftali Salazar (Latino) Hello, my name is Neftali Salazar, I’m from Walla Walla, Washington. I am a Latino, a first-generation college student, and the first in my family to graduate from high school. I am an undergraduate pre-dental student here at the UW. I worked at IWRI as a Research Assistant during the past academic…


February 16, 2017

Online HIV Prevention Intervention Native MSM Now Open

The Vr2L 2Spirit project is a culturally grounded, online HIV prevention intervention for Native American men who have sex with men(MSM). The intervention facilitates positive sexual health behaviors and promotes HIV risk harm reduction strategies. We are actively recruiting participants nationally to test the private Vr2L 2Spirit Island within Second Life® (a free, 3D virtual…