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Native Elder Research Center


Spero M. Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa) 

Position: Director, Administrative Core Leader
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Candace Fleming, PhD

Position: Community Liaison
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Dedra Buchwald, MD

Position: Investigator Development Core Leader
Partnerships for Native Health, Washington State University
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Stephen M. Schwartz, PhD

Position: Methods & Analysis Core Leader
University of Washington School of Public Health

Dave Baldridge, BA

Position: Advisory Panel
International Association for Indigenous Aging

Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD

Position: Statistician
College of Nursing, Washington State University 

Cathryn Booth-Laforce, PhD

Position: Faculty Mentor
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington

Munro Collum, PhD

Position: Advisory Panel
Psychology Division, University of Texas South Western Medical Center

Ralph Forquera, MPH

Position: Advisory Panel
Seattle Indian Health Board (retired)

R. Turner Goins, PhD

Position: Faculty Mentor, former Native Investigator (Cohort II)
Department of Social Work​, Western Carolina University

Jeffrey A. Henderson, MD, MPH (Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux)

Position: Faculty Mentor, former Native Investigator (Cohort I)
Black Hill Center for American Indian Health

Twila Martin-Kekahbah

Position: Affiliated Faculty/Advisory Panel
Turtle Mountain Chippewa (retired)

Michael McDonell, PhD

Position: Affiliated Faculty/Advisory Panel
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Washington State University Spokane

Leo Morales, PhD, MPH

Position: Advisory Panel
Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
University of Washington

Lonnie Nelson, PhD, MPH

Position: Advisory Panel
Washington State University College of Nursing

Carolyn Noonan, MS

Position: Statistician
Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH)
Washington State University

Adam Omidpanah, MS

Position: Statistician
Center for Clinical Epidemiological Research
University of Washington

Dorothy Rhoades, MD, MPH (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma)

Position: Faculty Mentor, former Native Investigator (Cohort I)
American Indian Cancer Research Initiatives, University of Oklahoma

Astrid Suchy-Dicey, PhD, MS

Position: Statistician
Elson S Floyd Medical School, Washington State University

Jason Umans, MD, PhD

Position: Faculty Mentor
MedStar Health Research Institute

Thomas K. Welty, MD, MPH

Position: Affiliated Faculty/Advisory Panel
U.S. Public Health Service (retired)

Ron Whitener, JD

Position: Faculty Mentor, former Native Investigator (Cohort V)
The Whitener Group

Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN

Position: Advisory Panel
University of Washington School of Nursing

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place​
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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