Faculty & Staff

Karina Walters, MSW, PhD
Principal Investigator

(Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Director, Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor, UW School of Social Work

Bonnie Duran, DrPH
Co-Principal Investigator

(Opelousas/Coushatta)

Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Cynthia Pearson, PhD
Associate Director

Associate Director of Research, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute Research Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Tessa Evans-Campbell, PhD
Co-Investigator

(Snohomish)

Director, MSW Program, UW School of Social Work

Associate Professor, UW School of Social Work

Jane M. Simoni, PhD
Co-Investigator

Professor, U.W. Department of Psychology

Dennis Donovan, PhD
Co-Investigator

Director, U.W. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Meg Meneghel MacDonald, PhD
Project Director

Staff editor and historian, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute