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January 21, 2015

New Staff with IWRI

New staff_David HuhDavid Huh, PhD
Research Scientist, IWRI-NCE Research Core
David Huh, PhD, joined IWRI as a Research Scientist in July 2014, having recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol research at the UW Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors.  He is a clinical and quantitative psychologist with a special interest in applying innovative statistical methodology to evaluate behavioral health interventions.  Much of his research centers around addressing health disparities with underrepresented groups, including AIANs, Latinos, Asians, and sexual minority populations.
David’s main passion outside of work is Argentine tango, although he also has a background in ballroom, swing, and other Latin dances. David has been teaching and performing Argentine tango for over a decade and trains for a month every year in Buenos Aires. In addition to being a dancer, he is also a classical musician and plays violin in the Thalia Symphony Orchestra.

New staff_Erin BaileyErin L Bailey
Research Coordinator, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute
Erin L. Bailey came to IWRI from the UW Department of Oncology.  Erin has over 15 years of research experience in program and intervention development, evaluation, and monitoring. She has worked in a wide range of research disciplines including social wellness, behavioral health and clinical research. Erin’s interest have always been researching interventions and identifying the most effective tools for disseminating that intervention to the population she serves.
Erin is from New Mexico, graduated from UMass Boston and has lived in Seattle for more than three years with her spouse and son. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, dogs (beagles) and cat. She also does lots of baking and reading, is an avid football watcher, and keeps actively involved in her son’s lacrosse playing.
Erin is a Research Coordinator on the HIV-Virtual project. The project is ramping up for the third phase of development: creating an on-line intervention for indigenous men-who-have-sex-with-men and assessing the effectiveness of the intervention.
Erin is excited and enthusiastic about her new positon and to be a part of IWRI.

New staff_Caitlin DonaldCaitlin Donald, MSW
Research Coordinator, ETHICS
Caitlin is a member of the Osage Nation and The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Native American Studies from Portland State University. Caitlin received her Master’s degree in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, focusing on social and economic development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities and nonprofit management and administration.
Before joining IWRI, Caitlin worked with Native communities in various capacities at the Native American Rehabilitation Association (Portland, OR), Indian Center, Inc. (Lincoln, NE), Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies (St. Louis, MO) and, most recently, as a research associate at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (Portland, OR) and Native Nations Institute (Tucson, AZ).
Caitlin came to Seattle with her partner, Brendan, a graduate student in Museology and an exhibitions assistant at the Henry Art Gallery. Together they have three cats: Nora Bear, Shaq, and Evelyn. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys cooking and other creative projects, including quilting, beading, painting, and wood-working.

AnjuAnjulie Ganti, MSW – MPH, Mahina Project Director
After a few years of assisting IWRI with trainings and conferences, Anjulie Ganti officially joined IWRI in August 2014, to launch Mahina, an international training program for Indigenous undergraduate students pursuing health research careers. Before coming to IWRI, she was the Director of Continuing Education here at the UW School of Social Work. Anjulie also teaches in both our BASW and MSW programs. Prior to coming to the UW, she worked for reproductive justice at local clinics, and the National Network of Abortion Funds. She has also worked for the Y.R.G. Centre for AIDS Research and Education, a premier, internationally-renowned AIDS treatment and research in Chennai, India where she developed a psycho­social support group curriculum for mothers living with HIV.
Anjulie’s community work includes directing Yoni Ki Baat (South Asian adaptation of the Vagina Monologues) and being on the board of numerous reproductive justice organizations and schools. Anjulie holds Master’s degrees in Social Work from the UW and in Public Health from Columbia University. She is an avid knitter and crafter, former massage therapist and mother of two daughters Arundhati (8) and Ishani (4). Her husband, Rahul Gupta, is education director for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian-American Experience.