Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

IHART2 - Cohort 2018

October 26, 2018

Eugenia Millender, PhD (Indigenous Afro-Latina (Kuna/Guna)

BIOGRAPHY  Dr. Eugenia Millender currently works at the Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity.  Dr. Millender is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and a doctorally prepared nurse scientist. Her areas of expertise and research focus on mood disorders, stress and trauma and how they are express through gene-environment…

Peter Mataira, PhD (Maori)

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Dr. Mataira earned his doctoral degree in social policy and social work from Massey University, Albany campus in Auckland, New Zealand. He has published widely in areas of indigenous health, well-being and economic justice with particular emphasis cultural research methodologies and social innovation and entrepreneurship. His clinical and community practice background is in mental and…

Richard Armenta, PhD (Pascua Yaqui/Latino),

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Richard Armenta is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology with a focus on Health Science/Public Health.

August 15, 2017

Matthew Town, PhD, MPH (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Matthew Town, PhD, MPH, is a behavioral health scientist whose research focuses on the HIV and substance use prevention and treatment needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN), sexual minorities, and AIAN sexual minorities. Dr. Town received his MPH in Global Health from Oregon State University, and his PhD in Sociology from the Portland…