Projects & Programs



  • The IHART2 program is developing a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded HIV/AIDS research in Indigenous communities

The Indigenous HART Program

IHART2 is the second iteration of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program. IHART2 is an innovative research training program for Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) and other underrepresented ethnic minority scholars. The IHART2 program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to ameliorating health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the historically underserved HIV/AIDS population of NHPI .

IHART2, The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training program:

  • Focuses on American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander HIV and mental health research in Indigenous Communities
  • Cultivates the research proficiency of postdoctoral, junior and mid-career level scholars
  • Nurtures the grant making skills of AI/AN and NHPI tribal, community, and university-based scholars
  • Incorporates culturally specific Native epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols
  • Offers a co-creative, reciprocal and collaborative educational program

The IHART2 program is housed in the University of Washington’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, a multidisciplinary center for AI/AN and other indigenous health disparities research with faculty in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health, and affiliated faculty in Psychology, Law, Medicine, and Nursing.