Native Mentors, (along with a brief bio and a link to their program).
Dolores Subia BigFoot, Ph.D (Caddo Nation of Oklahoma) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Director of Native American Programs which includes Project Making Medicine, a national clinical training program for mental health providers in the treatment of child physical and sexual abuse and the Indian Country Child Trauma Center, a development and treatment center to culturally adapt evidenced based practices and promote practice based evidence.
Link to program: http://www.icctc.org
Arthur Blume, PhD (Cherokee) is Professor of Psychology at Washington State University –Vancouver, WA. His areas of research interest are: applied and clinically relevant research among populations at high risk to develop substance abuse; traditionally underserved ethnic minority populations; young adults; co-morbid psychiatric and cognitive problems in addition to substance abuse; military personnel; and incarcerated populations.
Link to program: http://directory.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/art-blume
Raymond Daw, MA (Navajo) is the Health Services Administrator of the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services and former Executive Director of Na’nizhoozhi Center. His areas of expertise are Native American Cultural Competency, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Community Mobilization, and Historical Trauma.
Link to program: http://www.historicaltrauma.com
Joseph P. Gone, PhD (Gros Ventre) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (Clinical Area) and the Program in American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As a cultural psychologist, Dr. Gone addresses his research to a key dilemma confronting mental health professionals who serve Native American communities, namely how to provide culturally appropriate helping services that avoid the neo-colonial subversion of indigenous thought and practice.
Link to program: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/joseph.p.gone/home
Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD (Cherokee) is a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University, Ethnic Studies Department and the Director of the National Center for Community Readiness with expertise in HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, Violence Prevention, Community Based Participatory Research, and Cultural Issues.
Link to program: http://www.nccr.colostate.edu
Clyde B. McCoy, PhD (Eastern Cherokee) is a Professor and Chair-Emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine. His areas of expertise are Epidemiology, Substance Abuse, Cancer, Early Detection of Breast Cancer, HIV-AIDS, Community Studies, Health Planning, and Health Services. Dr. McCoy was awared the 2012 National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Excellence in Mentoring Award. See (http://med.miami.edu/news/dr.-clyde-b.-mccoy-wins-international-award-of-excellence)
Link to program: http://biomed.miami.edu/?p=484&pid=185&m=facultyph&mid=1&item=295
Jennie Joe, PhD, MPH (Navajo/Dine) is a Professor (retired) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine (DFCM) at University of Arizona. She is also on faculty in American Indian Studies. Professor Joe is the Director of the Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC). As a researcher, she has been and continues to be involved in a number of health-related studies that are conducted in cooperation with tribal groups throughout the country.
Link to Program: http://www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2004/spkrbios/drjoe.htm
Teresa LaFromboise, PhD (Miami) is a Professor of Counseling Psychology, School of Education and Chair of Native American Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. She specializes in stress-related problems of ethnic minority youth and clinical issues in multicultural counseling. She teaches courses in Cultural Psychology, Racial and Ethnic Identity Development, and Counseling Theories and Interventions from a Multicultural Perspective.
Link to Program: http://nas.stanford.edu/lafromboise.htm
Dennis Norman, EdD (Southern Cheyenne), is an Associate Professor, and Faculty Chair of the Harvard University Native American Program. Areas of Expertise include: clinical psychology, personality structure and functioning, psychosocial adjustment to chronic illness and trauma, and intellectual and neuropsychological correlates of ADHD, and provision of culturally appropriate health care services.
Link to program: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/dennis-norman
Bernard Segal, PhD is a Senior Health Advisor for the Northern Forum, a health coordinating agency for research in northern regions, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His expertise is in Alaskan and cross-cultural substance abuse issues, most recently working with addictionologists in Russia’s northern regions.
Patricia Silk Walker, PhD (Cherokee) is a Research Assistant Professor of Public Health & Preventive Medicine and is located at One Sky Center at Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise include family, child and adolescent mental health research, psychiatric epidemiology, all aspects of research project management including: grant preparation, administration, instrument and manual development, interviewer training, data acquisition, coding and management of data, analysis of data, report and manuscript preparation.
Link to program: http://www.oneskycenter.org/
Kamilla L. Venner, PhD (Athabascan)
R. Dale Walker, MD (Program Director, Cherokee) is a Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Director of the Center for American Indian Health, Education and Research, and Director of the One Sky Center at Oregon Health and Science University with expertise in Prevention and Treatment of Addiction and Mental Health Issues of American Indians, Community Based Participatory Research, and Cultural Issues. He is the current President of the Association of American Indian Physicians.
Link to program: http://www.oneskycenter.org/
Karina L. Walters, MSW., PhD (Choctaw)
(Non-Native Researchers recognized for their substance abuse research in American Indian Communities)
Dennis, Donovan, PhD
Phillip May, PhD
Joseph Westermeyer, MD, PhD
Mentorship Program Staff
R. Dale Walker, M.D., Program Director
Susan Halada, Program Assistant
Michelle Singer, Communications Director
Office Phone: 503.494.3703