Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

March 6, 2023

Addressing Indigenous Social Determinants of Health | Learning Moment March 2023

Join us on Friday March 10th from 1:00-2:00pm PT on Zoom for this month’s Learning Moment, presented by Myra Parker, JD, PhD. (see bio below). The title of her presentation is “Addressing Indigenous Social Determinants of Health”. We hope you’ll join us for this learning moment!


Myra Parker, JD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral  Sciences, and Director of Seven Directions: A Center for Indigenous Public Health, based within the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, University of Washington. She received her doctorate in Health Services at UW School of Public Health, and has been a member of the faculty since 2014.

Dr. Parker’s research and clinical interests include: (1) cultural adaptation of alcohol and drug interventions among American Indians and Alaska Natives (with a particular focus on  tribal college drinking harm reduction), (2) development and testing of parenting interventions to support early childhood development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, (3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, and PTSD, (4) research capacity development, including ethical aspects of research, for tribal and urban Indian communities; and, (5) dissemination and translation of evidence-based prevention and intervention approaches at the individual, institutional, and community level, including policy development. She has worked with tribal and urban Indian communities across the United States on these topics.

Learning Moments are a monthly virtual series, coordinated by the Office of DEI, and feature a guest speaker on a topic related to DEI. Click here to read about previous learning moments.