Autumn Asher BlackDeer

Doctoral Candidate, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Mental health • Higher Education • Substance abuse • Sexual violence •Gender-based violence

Graham Colditz

Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis; Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery; Associate Director of Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health

Rural • Public health • Higher education • Cancer research • Epidemiology • Prevention and control

Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller

Professor of Social Work, Northeastern State University; Consultant

Indigenous populations • Leadership, Higher education • Child welfare

Christina Finsel

Executive Director, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc.

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Asset building •Rural • Community development • Religious studies/Native worldviews • Nonprofit management

Janelle Gibson

Senior Lecturer, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Social justice • Leadership/management • Asset building • Community development • Community organizing • Economic and social work

Bret Gustafson

Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Environmental justice • Rural • History • Indigenous language education/bilingual education • Conflicts over nature/extraction in Indigenous territories • Latin America/Bolivia & historical Native America

Melissa Jonson-Reid

Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work Research, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis;
Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Faculty Affairs

Clarity Lefthand-Begay

Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Indigenous populations • Environmental justice • Environmental health • Public health • Water quality

Vetta Sanders Thompson

E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Studies, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership & Research

Social justice • Mental health • Community engagement • Health equity

Jewel Stafford

Assistant Dean, Field Education, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Social justice • Racial equity • Health disparities

Susan Stiritz

Professor of Practice, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis; Chair, Specialization in Sexual Health and Education, Brown School

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Leadership • Mental health • Child welfare • Community development • History • Sexual health • Social work

Jeremy Vu

Assistant Professor, Oglala Lakota College

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Leadership • Mental health • Rural • Higher education • Substance abuse • Restorative justice

Shanondora Billiot

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University

Indigenous populations • social justice • environmental justice • mental health • rural • community development

LaVerne Xilegg Demientieff

Associate Professor, Social Work Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Indigenous populations • Mental health • Rural • Community development • Trauma informed care • Healing centered engagement • Historical trauma and wellness

Dr. Vanessa Fabbre

Associate Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Social justice • Mental health • Aging • LGBTQ/Two-spirit

Carlos Andres Gallegos-Riofrio

Postdoctoral Associate in Environment, Human Health and Well-being, University of Vermont; Researcher at Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Asset building • Environmental justice • Child welfare • Community development • Law

Steven Gunn

Adjunct Professor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Indigenous populations • Social justice • Asset building • Environmental justice • Child welfare • Community development • Law

Aimee James

Professor, Division of Public Health Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis; Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control, Siteman Cancer Center

Rural • Public health • Health equity

John Kelly

Honorary Research Scientist, Washington University in St. Louis

Environmental justice • History • Archaeology

Ryan Lindsey

Associate Professor of Practice, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis; Chair, Mental Health Concentration, Brown School; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Joint Appointment

Mental health • Substance Abuse • Leadership • Higher Education • Child Welfare

Shawn Secatero

Associate Professor, University of New Mexico

Indigenous populations • Leadership • Mental health • Rural • Higher education • Secondary education • Holistic education • Community development

Joe Steensma

Professor, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

Leadership • Environmental justice • Public health • Sustainability • Climate change • Entrepreneurship

Director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies Molly Tovar

Molly Tovar

Consultant, Tovar & Wheeling Consultant

Indigenous populations • Leadership • Asset building • Rural • Higher education • Veterans