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Mindfulness Resources Shared By Dr. Bonnie Duran


About Dr. Bonnie Duran:

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Bonnie Duran, DrPH

Bonnie Duran, DrPH (Opelousas/Coushatta) has worked in public health education, evaluation, program planning, and research with Native Americans and other communities of color for 35 years. Dr. Duran is a Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington and is a faculty and director of Indigenous Health Research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. Her academic work is primarily with Tribal, Urban Indian, and International Indigenous communities. My current research partners include the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and Tribal Colleges and Universities in the U.S. Working together we have successfully conducted the largest epidemiology survey on alcohol, drugs, and mental health in “Indian Country.”  Dr. Duran’s overall goals are to work with communities to design treatment and prevention efforts that are effective, empowering, sustainable, and that have maximum public health impact. Dr. Duran began Buddhist meditation practice over 35 years ago and has been a mindfulness and meditation teacher for over 15 years. She enjoys teaching short and long meditation retreats, is a core-teacher of the Insight Meditation Society Teacher Training Program, the Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC), and is on the SRMC Guiding Teachers Council.