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Center for American Indian Health
415 N. Washington Street
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
phone: (410) 955-6931
toll free: 1-800-509-8456
fax: (410) 955-2010

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American Indian Scholars Directory

The purpose of the CAIH Alumni Directory is to provide valuable information to inquiring Native Students looking to connect with past and current JHSPH Native scholars. If you are considering graduate studies at the JSHPH and want to know more about the school and the Baltimore area from a student’s perspective, please feel free to contact any of the CAIH’s past and current American Indian Scholars.

Mescalero Apache

Education: Stanford, BA Human Biology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MHS in Reproductive Biology
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, DDS

Research Interests:
Child and maternal health, oral health, caries prevention, access to health care

Contact Information:
682 White Mountain Drive
Mescalero, NM 88340


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Education: Dartmouth College, B.A.
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, JD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH

Research Interests: American Indian environmental health policy

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Candice Donald is a member of the Navajo Nation. In 2010, she completed the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) Emerging Leaders Program and became the Program Manager for the Indian Health Service’s Improving Patient Care (IPC) Program. Candice began her career at the Navajo Nation Division of Health and has over 10 years of public health experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native community members. While in the HHS Emerging Leaders Program she participates in the IPC Self Management Support Workgroup. Candice will continue these efforts in her role as Program Manager by working to integrate culturally appropriate self management support concepts and activities into the provision of primary care within the Indian health system to improve partnership with patients in their healthcare. She received her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Arizona.

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Degree: Doctor of Public Health (Population, Family and Reproductive Health)

Educational/Professional Background
I grew up along the Kansas/Oklahoma border and I am a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. I have always had a strong interest in health and education, and throughout my academic experiences I have been actively involved in American Indian student groups and related organizations that work to build acceptance of American Indian culture and students in higher education. I graduated from Brown University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and went on to teach high school science for two years on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as a member of the 2004 Teach For America South Dakota Charter Corps. In 2008, I earned a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Society, Human Development and Health.

Research Interests
The lessons I've learned throughout my personal, work, and academic experiences have fostered a passion for improving maternal and child health conditions among American Indians. With a DrPH degree from JHSPH I hope to bridge the worlds of research and practice to enhance the family planning and pre/post-natal experiences of American Indian families.

Why I Chose Hopkins
I choose Hopkins because of the content specific knowledge offered by my department, work prospects with affiliated research centers, and networking opportunities with faculty and students. These attributes provide the training that matches my enthusiasm for Public Health and positions me to successfully contribute to improving the health of American Indians.

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OLIVIA SLOANAI Scholars Directory

Degree: MPH Candidate; Nursing student;  and Outreach/Education Associate, DPA NM

Education: University of Arizona, BA, International Management and Culture
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH Candidate (expected graduation May 2012) Nursing, Santa Fe Community College

Research Interests: Health policy, AI/AN health policy, and clinical research

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