Thursday, November 7 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Maginnes Hall, 290
9 W Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Our upcoming candidate has a PhD in Applied Medical Anthropology. The candidate's primary research interests include medical anthropology, American Indian health disparities and community-based participatory research.
Research talk "Reaching for the Heavens, Settling for the Stars: Addressing Health in Native Communities American Indian people suffer from some of the greatest health and educational disparities in the United States. This presentation outlines the creation of the Center for American Indian Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center and our accompanying American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, along with the research and academic pipelining that has made it possible. I will first discuss the All Nations Breath of Life smoking cessation program, which has some of the best quit rates of any cessation program for Native people, at more than 20% at six months post-baseline, using an intent-to-treat analysis. I will then talk about how my Center was created and what we do, with a focus on our community-based participatory research and service. I will then discuss mentorship and teaching, with a focus on the Native Research Ambassadors Program, a nationwide educational program for American Indian community members and researchers who want to know more about community-based participatory research and grant-writing. Finally, I will close with my greatest achievements – my students! By far, my greatest triumph is not my own work, but the accomplishments of the individuals I am proud to call my mentees."