Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Trainees


August 12, 2022

Antonia R.G. Alvarez, LMSW, PhD

Dr. Alvarez has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, Portland State University, since 2019. Her research interests include health and health disparities in Indigenous and minority communities, including racial/ethnic minority communities as well as sexual orientation/gender identity minority communities. Dr. Alvarez practices arts-based, qualitative, and community-driven research and evaluation.


July 14, 2022

Christopher Kemp, PhD (Māori)


June 28, 2021

Carolyn Camplain, J.D. (Comanche, non-tribally affiliated)

Carolyn Camplain is a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Health – Health Equity at Northern Arizona University. She received her JD in 2015 from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.


Jennifer Richards, PhD, MPH (Diné/Lakota/Taos)

Jennifer Richards, PhD

February 5, 2021

Jill Greendeer, M.A., M.S. (Ho-Chunk)


November 20, 2020

Lisa M. Colon

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January 29, 2020

Anitra Hill


October 26, 2018

Sarah Rhoades-Kerswill, PhD (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

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Sarah Rhoades-Kerswill currently works at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Sarah’s research interests include risk and protective factors for suicide including the intersection of mental health, physical health, and suicidality among minority populations, American Indian/Alaska Native populations in particular. Her current research includes an investigation of Native…


Charles Lea, PhD

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Charles Lea received his PhD in 2017 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Lea’s research investigates how environmental and individual risk and protective factors shape the life trajectories and outcomes of young…


Ricky Camplain, PhD

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Research Focus Cardiovascular and chronic disease, physical inactivity and sedentary behavior, minority and rural population health, community-based participatory research, outcomes research, policy-based research, built environment, and social justice Dr. Camplain is an epidemiologist interested in quantitative methodology. Her research has focused on hospitalized and non-hospitalized heart failure in the community, specifically among Medicare patients, administrative claims,…



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