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Dedra Buchwald

Dedra Buchwald, MD, is a Professor in the College of Medical Sciences at Washington State University and the director of the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health. Prior to her current position, she held a joint appointment as Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington She trained at the University of California, San Diego, Duke University, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Buchwald founded the P​artnerships for Native Health, which encompasses research, education, training, advocacy, and technical activities nationwide with over 160 partners. Partnerships for Native Health has developed a program of culturally appropriate research that spans a wide range of topics, including physical, mental health, addiction, health services, and social issues in Native communities. Dr.  Buchwald is the Director of the National Institute on Aging-funded Native Investigator Development Program, a 2 year career training program for American Indian and Alaska Native post-doctoral fellows, designed to increase the number of independent Native researchers. She also directs 2 other career training programs for junior faculty and has received accolades and awards for her mentorship activities.


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