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Denise Dillard

​DENISE A. DILLARD, PHD Director of Research

Denise A. Dillard is of Inupiaq Eskimo descent, born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Anchorage.  She is a licensed psychologist and director of research for Southcentral Foundation. Denise has spent more than 18 years conducting quantitative and qualitative research.  She oversees the direction of a variety of research projects in behavioral health, cancer, pharmacogenetics, health disparities, patient-centered outcomes, and other areas. She is essential in coordinating SCF research efforts and bridging communication with academic institutions and other research partners as well as developing relationships with the NIH, CDC, and other funding agencies as well as academic institutions.  She works directly with the SCF Board of Directors as they review and consider approval of research involving Alaska Native people in and around Anchorage and serves on the Alaska Area Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Denise lives in Anchorage with her son Reid and close to her immediate and extended family.  

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