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Staff Directory

Native Elder Research Center


Administrative Core

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Spero M. Manson, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 E. 17th Avenue
Mail Stop F800
Aurora, Colorado 80045
(303) 724-1444 Fax: (303) 724-1474
E-mail: spero.manson@ucdenver.edu
Position: Director, Administrative Core Leader

Community Liaison


Candace Fleming, Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 E. 17th Avenue
Mail Stop F800
Aurora, Colorado 80045
(303) 724-1471 Fax: (303) 724-1474
E-mail: candace.fleming@ucdenver.edu
Position: Community Liaison Core Leader, Core Faculty

 
 

Investigator Development Core

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Dedra Buchwald, M.D.
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington
Division of General Internal Medicine
Box 359780
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104
Tel: (206)341-4439 Fax: (206)731-8247
E-mail: dedra@u.washington.edu
Position: Co-Principal Investigator, Investigator Development Core Leader, Core Faculty 


 

Measurement Core
 
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Steve M. Schwartz, Ph.D. 
University of Washington School of Public Health
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Department of Epidemiology
Box 357236
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: (206) 667-5948 Fax: (206) 667-4660 
E-mail: sschwart@fhcrc.org
Position: Measurement Core Leader


 
Native Investigators and Faculty
 
 
 

Dave Baldridge B.A.
International Association for Indigenous Aging 
Executive Director 
4220 Indian Springs, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Tel: (505)980-5461  
E-mail: dave@nipcinfo.com
Position: Advisory Panel

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Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Ph.D.
Washington State University College of Nursing
Assistant Professor
PO Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Tel: (509) 324-7477 
Email: celestina@wsu.edu
Position: Biostatistician


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Cathryn Booth-LaForce, PhD, FAPS, RYT
Charles & Gerda Spence Professor of Nursing Family & Child Nursing
Adjunct Professor, Psychology
University of Washington
CHDD 16 South Building Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
Tel: (206)543-8074 Fax: (206) 685-3349
Email: ibcb@uw.edu
Position: Advisory Panel, Faculty Mentor




Munro Cullum, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and neurology & Neurotherapeutics
Pamela Blumenthal Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology
Director of Neuropsychology
Psychology Division, Univ. of Texas South Western Medical Center
3353 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390-9044
Tel: (214) 648-4640
E-mail: Munro.Cullum@UTSouthwestern.edu
Position: Advisory Panel



Ralph Foquera, M.P.H 
Seattle Indian Health Board 
Executive Director 
606 -012th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Tel: (206) 324-9360 ext. 1102
E-mail: ralphf@sihb.org
Position: Advisory Panel

 

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Eva Marie Garroutte, Ph.D.
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02478
Tel: (617) 552-2078 Fax: (617)552-4383
E-mail: eva.garroutte@bc.edu
Position: Cohort II: Native Investigator/Faculty Mentor


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 R. Turner Goins, Ph.D. 
Western Carolina University 
Department of Social Work
Room 337, Health & Human Sciences Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Tel: (828) 227-3515 
E-mail: rtgoins@wcu.edu
Position: Cohort II: Native Investigator /Faculty Mentor


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Jeffrey A. Henderson, M.D., MPH
President and CEO
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health
701 St. Joseph St., Suite 204
Rapid City, SD 57701
Tel: (605) 348-6100 Fax: (605) 348-6990
E-mail: jhenderson@bhcaih.org
Position: Cohort I: Native Investigator, Faculty

Twila Martin-Kekahbah
Former Cahir, Turtle Mountain Chippewa
P.O. Box 953
Belcourt, ND 58316
Email: tmartinkekahbah@yahoo.com
Position: Affiliated Faculty/Advisory Panel

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Michael McDonell, Ph.D.
Harborview Medical Center UW Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and behavioral Sciences 
Box 359911 HMC 325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Tel: (206) 744-9971  
Email: mikemcd@u.washington.edu
Position: Faculty Mentor

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Leo Morales, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Group Health Research Institute
Associate Scientific Investigator 
1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101-1448                   
E-mail: morales.l@ghc.org
Position: Advisory Panel


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 Lonnie Nelson, Ph.D. 
Acting Assistant Professor
AHRQ/UW K12 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Scholar
Department of Health Services 
University of Washington School of Public Health
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101                            
E-mail: lanelsonphd@gmail
Position: Cohort V: Native Investigator, Faculty Mentor

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 Carolyn Noonan, MS
Biostatistician
University of Washington
Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 543-2431 Fax: (206) 543-3830
Email: cnoonan@u.washington.edu
Position: Statistician

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Adam Omidpanah, MS Biostatistics
Biostatistician
University of Washington
Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 616-0757
Email: omida@uw.edu
Position: Statistician

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Dorothy Rhoades, M.D., M.P.H.    
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Director, American Indian Cancer Research Initiatives 
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center
800 NE 10th Street, Suite 5038
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Tel: (405) 271-4778 Fax: (405) 271-2968
E-mail: Dorothy-Rhoa
des@ouhsc.edu
Position: Cohort 1: Native Investigator, Measurement Core Leader Advisory Panel/Affiliated Faculty/ Native Investigator/Faculty Mentor

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Astrid Suchy-Dicey Ph.C., MS
Biostatistician
University of Washington
Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research
1100 Olive Way, Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 265-2016
Email: astridsd@uw.edu
Position: Statistician

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 Jason Umans, MD, Ph.D., FACP
MedStar Health Research Institute
Scientific Director of the Core Research Laboratory
6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 700
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Tel: (301) 560-2959 Pager: (206)405-2573
Email: jason.umans@gmail.com
Position: Faculty Mentor



Thomas K. Welty, M.D., M.P.H. 
Retired USPHS 
939 Flynn Lane
McCall, ID 83638
Home phone 208-634-5279
Cell phone 208-989-0340
E-mail thomaswelty@gmail.com
Position: Affiliated Faculty/Advisory Panel

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Ron Whitener, JD
Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic - Director
Senior Law Lecturer School of Nursing
University of Washington Law School
W.H. Gates Hall-Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: (206)  543-4099 Fax: (206) 685-2388
Email: ronw@u.washington.edu
Position: Cohort V - Native Investigator/Faculty Mentor 


 
Nancy Fugate Woods, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN 
University of Washington School of Nursing
Professor, Bio behavioral Nursing, and Dean Emeritus
Box 357266 
Seattle, WA 98195       
Email: nfwoods@uw.edu
Position: Advisory Panel  

 

 

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