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August 31, 2018

Eighty Participate in AIHEC Institute and TCU Data Conference at the UW

By Leo N. Egashira Sixty participants from around the country, plus twenty University of Washington-affiliated people endured the first heat wave of the summer and took part in the productive “American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Behavioral Health Research Institute and the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) Data Conference,” June…


New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities Reprinted with permission by UW News Originally published on February 22, 2018 By Kim Eckert, UW News When scientists have conducted research in Native American communities, the process and the results have sometimes been controversial. There have been a…


Improving food access and community cohesion for Native Hawaiians

Reprinted with permission from the UW School of Social Work News – First published on February 26, 2018 Food access and nutrition among indigenous peoples can be highly dependent on family and community cohesion. This has led innovative researchers, such as incoming School of Social Work professor Michael Spencer, to design population health interventions that…


IWRI Student Assistants 2017-2018

Elyse Ke’ala Rickard (Native Hawaiian/Xicana/white) My name is Elyse, I was born and raised in Southwest Los Angeles County and received my B.A. in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton in May 2016. I graduated with my Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance in June 2018 with Social Policy…


2018 IWRI Graduation Celebration

Please join us in congratulating our 2018 IWRI graduates. Jessica Elm graduated with a PhD in Social Work Elyse Rickard graduated with an MPA Lauren White graduated with an MPH Tetana Adkins graduated with an MSW  


IWRI Training Programs Thrive

The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (IHART2) is in its ninth year this year and celebrated the enrollment of four up and coming scholars in the spring. The 2018 and the 2017 cohort of fellows participated in two training events this spring and summer. Fellows had the chance to meet members of the IHART2 Scientific…


Innovative Native American health study grounded in community participation

Innovative Native American health study grounded in community participation Reprinted with permission from the UW School of Social Work News – First published on February 26, 2018 For decades, research on health issues in Native American communities has typically taken the form of medical surveillance. But Native people “are tired of being pathologized,” says Bonnie Duran,…


INDIGENOUS EVENTS AT THE SSWR CONFERENCE

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Global Indigenous (AIANNH Indigenous) Cluster For its 2018 annual conference, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) established the American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Global Indigenous Populations Cluster facilitated by Drs. Tessa Evans-Campbell, Mike Spencer, and Karina Walters. As SSWR Vice President and conference coordinator…


February 8, 2018

Two IWRI students awarded Tobacco Studies Program Scholarships

Katherine Garcia-Rosales (Peruvian) is a second-year MPH Epidemiology student in the School of Public Health. Katherine graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health in 2015 from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. Her research interest includes tobacco control, substance abuse, and HIV research with a focus in global health. She is currently…


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…


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