Lauhoe – The Indigenous HART Program
Lauhoe is the second iteration of the Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training (IHART) program. Lauhoe is an innovative research training program for Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) and other underrepresented ethnic minority scholars. The Lauhoe program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to ameliorating health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the historically underserved HIV/AIDS population of NHPI .
Lauhoe, The Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training program:
- Focuses on American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander HIV and mental health research in Indigenous Communities
- Cultivates the research proficiency of postdoctoral, junior and mid-career level scholars
- Nurtures the grant making skills of AI/AN and NHPI tribal, community, and university-based scholars
- Incorporates culturally specific Native epistemologies, methodologies, and research protocols
- Offers a co-creative, reciprocal and collaborative educational program
The Lauhoe program is housed in the University of Washington’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, a multidisciplinary center for AI/AN and other indigenous health disparities research with faculty in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health, and affiliated faculty in Psychology, Law, Medicine, and Nursing.