Partnerships

IWRI

Advisory Members


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)

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Minnesota

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)

John Wymer Distinguished Professor, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University

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

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

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

Travis L. Lane (Navajo/Southern Ute)

Assistant Director, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

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

Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing

Program Director , DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Antony Stately, PhD (Ojibwe/Oneida)

CEO, Native American Community Clinic

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)

Addiction Psychiatrist and Assistant 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

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)

John Wymer Distinguished Professor, Christine E Lynn College of Nursing Florida Atlantic University

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)

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Washington

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

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Minnesota

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

Selina Mohammed, PhD

Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Washington Bothell, School of Nursing

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

ISMART-Scientific Mentor Network

Ramona Beltrán, PhD, MSW (Yaqui/Mexica)

Assistant 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)

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Minnesota

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

Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth

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

Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Associate Dean of Research, School of Social Work, University of Washington

kw5@uw.edu

Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell, PhD

Professor, Colorado School of Public Health