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Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH, (Inupiaq)

Addiction Psychiatrist and Assistant Research Psychiatrist, UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Daniel Dickerson, D.O., M.P.H., (Inupiaq) is an addiction psychiatrist and Assistant Research Psychiatrist at UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). He also provides psychiatric and substance abuse services at United American Indian Involvement in Los Angeles. His research focuses on the development of substance abuse treatment and prevention programs for American Indians/Alaska Natives. He was the Principal Investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded research grant, “Drum-Assisted Recovery Therapy for Native Americans (DARTNA),” a substance abuse treatment program utilizing drumming for Native Americans. Also, he is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on another National Institutes of Health-funded study, “Motivational Interviewing and Culture for Urban Native American Youth (MICUNAY)” an alcohol and drug prevention research project for urban Native Americans.