Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

LUNA - Advisory Committee

July 20, 2020

Claire Townsend Ing, MPH, DrPH

Clair Townsend Ing, DrPH

Deepa Rao, PhD

Deepa Rao, PhD

Pamela Collins, MD

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Biography Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, where she is Executive Director of I-TECH and director of the UW Global Mental Health Program, a joint effort of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Global Health….

Maria J. Brunette, PH.D.

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Research Interests With a background in industrial and systems engineering my global health research includes four primary areas: 1) Designing well-functioning and culturally-relevant health systems to reach marginalized and resource-poor working communities; 2) Redesigning healthcare processes and workflows with continuous improvement tools and participatory approaches; 3) Strengthening health systems via equitable collaborations with local community…

Magaly Blas, MD, PhD

Biography Magaly Blas studied Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW). Dr. Blas has conducted research studies about the epidemiology of HIV, HPV, HTLV, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in different populations. She has also conducted research on the use of…

August 7, 2017

Jane Simoni, PhD

Dr. Jane M. Simoni assumed the role of NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) on July 30, 2023. In this capacity, she led OBSSR’s initiatives to advance and synchronize behavioral and social sciences research across NIH, collaborating closely with…

July 26, 2017

Julie Baldwin, PhD