Partnerships

IWRI

Advisory Members


ETHICS - Community Panel

The community panel consists of AIAN community members who have partnered with academic institutions on NIH-funded research grants.

CeCe Big Crow (Oglala Lakota)

Board Secretary, The Visions of SuAnne Big Crow, Inc.

Brenda Dial Deese, PhD (Lumbee Tribe)

Project Site Coordinator, Intertribal Talking Circle for the Prevention of Substance Abuse in Native Youth

Amanda Gaston, MAT (Zuni Pueblo)

Project Manager for Native It’s Your Game, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Vanessa Hiratsuka, PHD, MPH

Senior Researcher, Southcentral Foundation

Lynnette Jordan (Ojibwe & Colville)

Interim Director of Operations and Director of Family Services, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Billie Jo Kipp, PhD

Associate Director, Research and Evaluation, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute

Travis L. Lane (Navajo/Southern Ute)

Assistant Director, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

Beverly Patchell, PhD, APRN, CNS, PMH-BC (Cherokee/Creek)

Past President, National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association

Assistant Professor (Retired), University of Utah College of Nursing

Antony Stately, PhD (Ojibwe/Oneida)

CEO, Native American Community Clinic

Emily White Hat, JD (Sicangu Lakota/ Rosebud Sioux Tribe)

Project Evaluator, Sanford Research/USD (Sioux Falls, SD)

ETHICS – Academic Panel

The Academic Panel consists of AIAN scholars and Allies who have conducted NIH-funded research with AIAN communities

Jyoti Angal, MPH, CIP

Director, Regulatory Knowledge Core within the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, University of South Florida

Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Forest School of Medicine

Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Forest School of Medicine

Jada L. Brooks, PhD, MSPH, RN (Lumbee)

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH, (Inupiaq)

Associate Research Psychiatrist, UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Rodney C. Haring, PhD, MSW

Research Faculty, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research, Cancer Prevention, and Population Sciences

Scarlett Hopkins, RN, MA

Community Engagement & Clinical Support Core Director, Center for Alaska Native Health research

Research Associate, Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Lee Anne Nichols PhD, RN (Cherokee)

Associate Professor, University of Tulsa Health Science Center School of Nursing

Tassy Parker, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Associate Professor of Nursing, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

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

Professor and Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies (retired), Colorado State University

Melissa L. Walls PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe)

Director, Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

IHART2 - Scientific Community Leadership Council

The IHART2 Scientific and Community Leadership Council (SCLC) guides the scientific and cultural curriculum, sets an intellectual standard, and creates a reciprocal learning culture for the Lauhoe program. Members of the SCLC meet twice per year (once in person and once via teleconference) to review the overall Lauhoe program, not only in relation to scientific and training activities, but also in relation to advancing knowledge that is culturally relevant and accessible to communities, public policy makers and governmental officials. The SCLC also makes recommendations to the Administrative Core regarding program activities.

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, University of South Florida

Geri Donenberg, PhD

Associate Dean of Research, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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J. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Lana Kaʻopua, PhD

Associate Professor , Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work University of Hawaii at Manoa

Carol Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver

John Lowe, PhD (Cherokee)

Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

Spero Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa)

Distinguished Professor, Community and Behavioral Health, University of Colorado Denver

Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Colorado School of Public Health University of Colorado Denver

Renee Masching, MSW (First Nations Canada)

Director of Research & Policy, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

Tooru Nemoto, PhD

Research Program Director , Public Health Institute

Steven Safren, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology University of Miami

Jane Simoni, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

David Takeuchi, PhD

Professor and Dorothy Book Scholar, School of Social Work Boston College

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

Professor and Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies (retired), Colorado State University

Frank Wong, PhD

Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences/Health Education Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

IHART2- Native Community Advisory Expert Panel

Members of the IHART2 Native Community Advisory Expert Panel (NCAEP) review the overall Lauhoe curriculum in relation to advancing knowledge that is culturally relevant and accessible to communities and tribes. The NCAEP makes recommendations regarding the program’s cultural mentorship activities and training curricula and ensures that the Lauhoe program remains responsive to pressing Native community needs. The NCAEP provides cultural leadership, mentorship, and guidance on the research training curriculum and Lauhoe cultural mentorship protocols; identifies tribally and community-based topics for research in partnership with tribes and Native communities; provides feedback on developing tribally-based research protocols for inclusion in IHART2 trainings; and provides general feedback on Lauhoe protocols and procedures. Additionally, when desired, they may provide cultural mentorship or consultation to trainees.

Tom Ball, PhD (Modoc/Klamath)

Research Coordinator, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Stephanie Craig Rushing

Director, Project Red Talon Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)

Fransing Daisy, PhD (Cree)

Coordinator, American Indian/Alaska Native Programs Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center

Sharon Day (Boise Fort Ojibwe)

Executive Director , Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF)

Tiny Devlin (Athabascan)

Elder and HIV/AIDS Educator , (retired)

Melvin Harrison (Navajo/Dine)

Founder and Executive Director, Navajo AIDS Network

Ashliana Hawelu-Fulgoni

Co-founder and Executive Director, Kulia Na Mamo

Hamen Ides, (Lummi)

Founder and Executive Director, Ti-Chee Native AIDS Prevention

Cathy Kiana Keiko Kapua

HIV Prevention Specialist, Life Foundation

Sarah Kastelic (Alutiiq)

Chief of Staff, National Indian Child Welfare Association

Elton Naswood (Navajo/Diné)

Project Coordinator, Red Circle Project, AIDS Project Los Angeles

Member, Community Advisory Council for the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

Harlan Pruden (First Nations Cree)

Managing Editor, TwoSpiritJournal.com

Antony Stately, PhD (Ojibwe/Oneida)

CEO, Native American Community Clinic

Lisa Tiger (Muscogee Nation)

Activist and Native leader in AIDS education,

Patsy Whitefoot, MA (Yakama/Diné)

Palatisha Miyanashma Indian Education, Toppenish School District Toppenish, Washington

INSPIRE - Executive Committee

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (Snohomish)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Washington

tecamp@uw.edu

Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD

Director of Research, IWRI

Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univeristy of Washington

pearsonc@uw.edu

Jane Simoni, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Mike Spencer, PhD, MSW (Native Hawaiian)

Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceanic Affairs, IWRI

Presidental Term Professor, Univeristy of Washington School of Social Work

mspenc@uw.edu

Karina L. Walters, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Full Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Katherine Chambers Hall University Scholar, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor , Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

kw5@uw.edu

INSPIRE - Native Expert Community Advisory Panel

Danica Brown, PhD, MSW (Choctaw)

Behavioral Health Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Fransing Daisy, PhD (Cree)

Coordinator, American Indian/Alaska Native Programs Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center

Sharon Day (Boise Fort Ojibwe)

Executive Director , Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF)

Hamen Ides, (Lummi)

Founder and Executive Director, Ti-Chee Native AIDS Prevention

INSPIRE - Scientific and Community Leadership Council

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, University of South Florida

Geri Donenberg, PhD

Associate Dean of Research, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bonnie Duran, DrPH (Opelousas/Coushatta)

Director, IWRI Center for Indigenous Health Research

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

bonduran@uw.edu

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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John Lowe, PhD (Cherokee)

Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

Roberto E. Orellana, PhD

Professor, Social Work at Portland State University

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Myra Parker, JD, PhD (Mandan & Hidatsa)

Associate Director, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

myrap@uw.edu

Melissa L. Walls PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe)

Director, Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

INSPIRE - Scientific Mentor Network

Ramona Beltrán, PhD, MSW (Yaqui/Mexica)

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Peter Mataira, PhD (Maori)

MSW Program Director and Associate Professor, Hawai'i Pacific University College of Health and Society - School of Social Work

pmataira@hpu.edu

ISMART-Scientific Mentor Network

Ramona Beltrán, PhD, MSW (Yaqui/Mexica)

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (Snohomish)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Washington

tecamp@uw.edu

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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Jane Simoni, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Melissa L. Walls PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe)

Director, Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Karina L. Walters, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Full Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Katherine Chambers Hall University Scholar, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor , Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

kw5@uw.edu

Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

LUNA - Advisory Committee

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, University of South Florida

Magaly Blas, MD, PhD

Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health, School of Public Heath, University of Washington

Médico Epidemióloga, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Maria J. Brunette, PH.D.

Associate Professor, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

Pamela Collins, MD

Professor, Global Health, University of Washington

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Deepa Rao, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Global Health, University of Washington

Jane Simoni, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Claire Townsend Ing, MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Manoa

LUNA - Executive Committee

Bonnie Duran, DrPH (Opelousas/Coushatta)

Director, IWRI Center for Indigenous Health Research

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

bonduran@uw.edu

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (Snohomish)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Washington

tecamp@uw.edu

J. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Biraj Karmacharya Ph.D.

Regional Partnerships Director & Chief Department of Community Programs, Dhulikhel Hospital-Kathmandu University Hospital

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Maya Magarati, PhD (Indigenous Nepali)

Research Scientist, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Roberto E. Orellana, PhD

Professor, Social Work at Portland State University

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD

Director of Research, IWRI

Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univeristy of Washington

pearsonc@uw.edu

Mike Spencer, PhD, MSW (Native Hawaiian)

Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceanic Affairs, IWRI

Presidental Term Professor, Univeristy of Washington School of Social Work

mspenc@uw.edu

Karina L. Walters, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Full Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Katherine Chambers Hall University Scholar, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor , Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

kw5@uw.edu

LUNA - Scientific Mentor Network

Pablo Montoya Chica, MPH, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health, University of Washington

Director, Sinergias, - Alianzas Estratégicas para la Salud y el Desarrollo Social

Andrea Hermosura, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH Manoa

Psychologist, Paradigm Hawaii Counseling, Kailua, HI

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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John Lowe, PhD (Cherokee)

Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

Rachel Novotny PhD, RDN, LD

Professor & Director, Children’s Healthy Living Center of Excellence, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Mahina - Advisory Committee

The AC and ICAP guides the scientific and cultural curriculum, sets an intellectual standard, and creates a reciprocal learning culture for the Māhina program.

Julie Baldwin, PhD

Professor, Department of Community & Family Health, University of South Florida

John Lowe, PhD (Cherokee)

Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin

Malia Villegas, PhD (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq)

Vice President, Community Investments, Afognak Native Corporation

Mahina - Indigenous Committee Advisory Panel

The ICAP provides cultural leadership, mentorship, and guidance on the research training curriculum and cultural mentorship protocols; identify community-based pressing topics for research in partnership with tribes and Native communities; provide feedback on developing tribally-based research protocols for inclusion in Māhina trainings

Joseph Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Patsy Whitefoot, MA (Yakama/Diné)

Palatisha Miyanashma Indian Education, Toppenish School District Toppenish, Washington

Mahina-Scientific Mentor Network

The Mahina Scientific Mentor Network is a group of experienced, biomedical, behavioral, and social scientists with expertise in health and/or health disparities and who have extensive mentorship or leadership experience in Indigenous communities. In addition to the mentors listed below, the PIs as well as members of the Advisory Committee and Indigenous Committee Advisory Panel can also serve as mentors to trainees.

Megan Bang, PhD (Ojibwe)

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Alison Boyd-Ball, PhD (Colville Tribe)

Director, Health and Human Services, Colville Confederated Tribes

Rose James, PhD (Lummi Tribe/Duwamish)

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

Principal Owner, Cedar Rose Consulting, L.L.C.

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

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Nancy Krieger, PhD

Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard University

Maya Magarati, PhD (Indigenous Nepali)

Research Scientist, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Preceptor, LUNA Program

Selina Mohammed, PhD

Professor, University of Washington Bothell, School of Nursing & Health Studies

Myra Parker, JD, PhD (Mandan & Hidatsa)

Associate Director, IWRI Community Engagement and Outreach Core

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

myrap@uw.edu

Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD

Director of Research, IWRI

Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univeristy of Washington

pearsonc@uw.edu

Leonie Pihama, PhD (Te ātiawa, Ngāti Māhanga, Ngā Māhanga ā Tairi)

Senior Research Fellow, Te Kātahi Institute, University of Waikato

Director, Māori And Indigenous Analysis Ltd, a Kaupapa Māori research company

Jane Simoni, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

Melissa L. Walls PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe)

Director, Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.