Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

Epicenter Staff

Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Staff & EpiCenter Projects

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Victoria Warren-Mears - EpiCenter Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Thomas M. Weiser - Medical Epidemiologist, MD, MPH   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jessica Marcinkevage - Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, CDC   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Ticey Casey - Project Coordinator, Siletz .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tom Becker - Medical Epidemiologist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nicole Smith - Biostatistician .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nancy L. Bennett - Biostatistician .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Injury Prevention Project

Bridget M. Canniff - Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Luella Azule (Yakama Nation/Umatilla) - Project Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Monitoring the Abuse of Drugs (MAD)

Bridget Canniff - Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Erik Kakuska (Zuni Tribe) - Project Specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rennae Granados - Research Assistant, Umatilla Tribes .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Elizabeth Hawkins - Principal Investigator, Healthy Navigations

Improving Data & Enchancing Access (IDEA_NW)

Sujata Joshi - Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jenine Dankovchik - Project Biostatistician .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kristyn Bigback - Northern Cheyenne, Support Specialist/Statistician .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)

Stephanie Craig Rushing—Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
Colbie Caughlan—Suicide Prevention Project Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Native Nutrition and Physical Fitness Project

Carrie Sampson - Project Coordinator, Umatilla, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project (NTCCP)

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Tom Becker - Principal Investigator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kerri Lopez - Director, Tolowa .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Eric Vinson - Cancer Caregiver/Project Coordinator; Cherokee .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Portland Area IHS IRB

Rena Macy - Chair, Spokane Tribe   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Clarice Charging - IRB Coordinator, Mandan/Hidatsa .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Project Red Talon


Stephanie Craig Rushing - Project Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Colbie Caughlan - Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Project Manager   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Wendee Gardner - VOICES Project Coordinator, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mattie Tomeo-Palmanteer - VOICES Project Coordinator, Colville Tribe .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
David Stephens - Multimedia Project Specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jessica Leston - Multimedia Project Manager, Tsimshian .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Amanda Gaston (Zuni) - It’s Your Game Coordinator, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tommy Ghost Dog - Project Red Talon Assistant, Burns Paiute .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

NW Native American Research Center for Health (NW NARCH)


Tom Becker - NARCH Principal Investigator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jodi Lapidus - Consultant .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tanya Firemoon - Office Manager, Assiniboine .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Response Circles - Preventing Sexual Assault

Carrie Sampson - Project Coordinator, Umatilla, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Methamphetamine Data Project

Dr. Linda Frizzell PhD- Project Director, Eastern Cherokee/Lakota .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Improving Health Research Skills for AI/AN Students


Tom Becker - Co Project Investigator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Professional Development for AI/AN Faculty


Tom Becker - Project Investigator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Indian Community Health Profile Project (ICHP)

Tam Lutz - ICHP Director, Lummi .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Toddler Obesity & Tooth Decay Prevention Project (TOTS)

Scott Mist - Data Analyst
Njeri Karanja - TOTS Project Investigator
Cheryl Ritenbaugh - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Gerardo Maupome - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Mikel Aickin - TOTS Co Project Investigator
Tam Lutz - TOTS Director, Junior Project Investigator, Lummi .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center (NTDSC)

Bonnie Bruerd - Prevention Coordinator, Contractor .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bruce Johnson - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kathy Phipps - Epidemiology Coordinator, Contractor .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Tribal Registry Project (NTRP)

Vacant - Project Director

Northwest Tribal Cancer Navigator Project


Jenine Dankovchik - Project Specialist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lin Rasar - Patient Navigator, Siletz Community Health Center
Jasen Henderson - Patient Navigator, Grand Ronde Health & Wellness Center
Chace Mickelson - Patient Navigator, Not-Tsoo Gah-Nee Indian Health Center
Laura Allen - Patient Navigator, Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center

Western Tribal Diabetes Project (WTDP)

Kerri Lopez - WTDP Director, Tolowa .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Don Head - WTDP NW Project Specialist, Gwich’in, Blackfeet, Gros Ventre .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Monika Trimble - BRFSS Interviewer, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Maggie Lou Tafua - Native Fitness Asst, Paiute, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sarah Addis - WTDP Project Asst, Siletz, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Native CARS (Children Always Ride Safe)

Jodi Lapidus PhD - Principal Investigator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tam Lutz - Project Director, Lummi .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Nicole Smith - Biostatistician .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Candice Jimenez - Research Assistant .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Comprehensive Cancer Tribal BRFSS Project (BRFFS)

Birdie Wermy - Project Director, Southern Cheyenne .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)