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

Epicenter Staff

Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Staff & EpiCenter Projects


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)
Birdie Wermy - Southern Cheyenne, .(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)
Dr. Linda Frizzell PhD - Eastern Cherokee/Lakota, .(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 - Project Coordinator, Yakama Nation/Umatilla, .(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 - Project Specialist, Zuni, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Elizabeth Hawkins - Principal Investigator, Healthy Navigations

Improving Data & Enhancing Access (IDEA-NW)/Northwest Tribal Registry Project

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 - Support Specialist/Statistician, Northern Cheyenne, .(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)

Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project (NTCCP)


Kerri Lopez - Director, Tolowa, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tom Becker - Principal Investigator, .(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)
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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)
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 - It’s Your Game Coordinator, Zuni, .(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)

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)

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 - Consultant, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bruce Johnson - Clinical Consultant, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kathy Phipps - Epidemiology Consultant, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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)
Erik Kakuska - Project Specialist, Zuni Tribe, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ryan Swafford - WTDP Project Assistant, Chickasaw, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Monika Trimble - BRFSS Interviewer, Hualapai, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Ahndine Mason, Project Assistant , 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,Warm Springs, .(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)