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Scientific and Community Leadership Council

The Scientific and Community Leadership Council (SCLC) guides the scientific and cultural curriculum, sets an intellectual standard, and creates a reciprocal learning culture for the IHART program. Members of the SCLC meet twice per year (once in person and once via teleconference) to review the overall IHART program, not only in relation to scientific and training activities, but also in relation to advancing knowledge that is culturally relevant and accessible to communities, public policy makers and governmental officials. The SCLC also makes recommendations to the Administrative Core regarding program activities.

SCLC Members

Julie Baldwin, PhD (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Family Health
University of South Florida

Geri Donenberg, PhD
Professor, Institute for Juvenile Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

Nabila El-Bassel, MSW, DSW
Professor, School of Social Work
Director, Social Intervention Group
Director, Global Health Research Center of Central Asia
Columbia University

Carol Kaufman, PhD
Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver

John Lowe, RN, PhD (Cherokee)
Professor, John Wymer Distinguished Professor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University

Spero Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa)
Distinguished Professor, Community and Behavioral Health
Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences
Harold Simon Professor and Chief, Division of Global Public Health
School of Medicine, University of California-San Diego

Pamela Jumper Thurman, PhD (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Ethnic Studies
Colorado State University

Alan Trachtenberg, MD, PhD
Human Research Protection Administrator
Indian Health Service National Institutional Review Board

irene_vernonIrene Vernon, PhD (Mescalero Apache/Yaqui/Mexicana descent)
Professor and Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies
Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Colorado State University