People

People


Faculty

Bonnie Duran, DrPH (Opelousas/Coushatta)

Director, IWRI Center for Indigenous Health Research (ret'd)

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington (ret'd)

bonduran@uw.edu

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD (Snohomish)

Executive Co-Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Charles O. Cressey Endowed Associate Prof., School of Social Work, University of Washington

tecamp@uw.edu

Cynthia R. Pearson, PhD

Director of Research, IWRI

Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Univeristy of Washington

pearsonc@uw.edu

David Huh, PhD

Director, Methods Division

Research Assistant Professor, IWRI Research Core

dhuh@uw.edu

Michelle Johnson-Jennings, PhD (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Executive Co-director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Professor, University of Washington School of Social Work

Director, Environmentally based Health & Land-based Healing, IWRI

E. Roberto Orellana, PhD

Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Director , LUNA Program

Affiliated Faculty, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

PhD Program Director, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Mike Spencer, PhD, MSW (Native Hawaiian)

Director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceanic Affairs, IWRI

Presidental Term Professor, Univeristy of Washington School of Social Work

mspenc@uw.edu

Angelique Day, PhD (Hochunk)

Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Faculty, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Staff

Meg Meneghel MacDonald, PhD

Research Coordinator, IWRI

Program Director, Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (IHART2)

Program Director, Indigenous Substance Use and Addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education (INSPIRE)

Interim Program Director, Lighting Up Native Aspirations (LUNA)

Rebeca A Marin, PhD

Research Scientist, IWRI

rmarin@uw.edu

Devon Bushnell

Program Operations Specialist, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute

Thea M Benally

Project Coordinator, IWRI - Wakaya Rising Up Research

Students

Tess Abrahamson-Richards, MPH (Spokane)

PhD Student, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Primary Mentor, Annjeanette Belcourt, Professor, Native American Studies Chair, University of Montana

Santino Giovanni Camacho (CHamoru)

PhD Student, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Trainees

Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LCSW (Menominee)

Program Officer, NIMHD

Withdrew from INSPIRE,

Primary Mentor, Lonnie Nelson, Associate Professor, Washington State University College of Nursing

Myra Parker, JD, PhD (Mandan & Hidatsa)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Director, Seven Directions, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors

myrap@uw.edu

Melissa L. Walls PhD (Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe)

Director, Great Lakes Hub for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Danica Brown, PhD, MSW (Choctaw)

Behavioral Health Manager, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Pilot Project, Every Day is Ceremony: Accessing Traditional Indigenous Knowledge to Heal Trauma and Improve Health and Wellbeing in Tribal Communities

Primary mentor, Melissa Walls, PhD, Associate Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shanondora Billiot, PhD (United Houma Nation)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Melissa Lewis, PhD (Cherokee Nation)

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Pacific University Oregon

Katie Schultz, PhD, MSW (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Raven Ross, PhD

Evaluation and Efficiency Officer, Office of Quality, Indian Health Service


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