Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

ISMART-Cohort 6


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…


Araceli Orozco-Hershey

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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‚Äôs 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,…