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Dr. Lee will discuss her research on utilising Community-Based Participatory Research and Indigenous Research Methodology principles to address Indigenous health. While this talk is specifically aimed at developing respectful research practices with indigenous communities, it will be useful for anyone working on community-based research.
Biography: Dr. Lee (Dine') was born/raised on the Navajo Nation. Her tribal clans are Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water), Tabaaha (Water’s Edge), Tsenjikini (Cliff Dwellers), and Kin I ichii’nii (Red House). She completed her undergraduate degree(s) at Arizona St. University, MPH and PhD in Public Health degree(s) at University of Las Vegas-Nevada, Predoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California-Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. Currently, she is faculty, Assistant Professor, at University of New Mexico, College of Population Health and an Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Fellow at University of Washington, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. She is also a student at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law getting a Masters in Indigenous People's Law. She conducts infectious disease biomedical prevention research with a focus on Native American health and examines Indigenous health policies at a tribal, state-tribal coordination, national, and international level. She serves as Vice Chair for the Clark County NV, Democratic Party Native Caucus, Advisor for the Nevada Office of Minority Health and Equity; and on the United Nations (UN) North American Indigenous Caucus, UN Indigenous Women’s Caucus, and UN Gender Equality Task Force. She also serves as a Board of Director of the Las Vegas Indian Center. She served as a Tribal Health Advisor to the Obama Administration and was honored by President Bill Clinton for her work with Indigenous communities at the Clinton Global Initiative.