Conducting research, program development and dissemination in a culturally appropriate manner to translate research successfully and effectively into practice, in support of the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. Disorder interventions among AI/AN communities, conducting clinical trials and mixed-methods research in diverse settings, prevention science, implementation and dissemination research, and culturally adapting evidence-based interventions.
Fatigue and performance in aviation research, human equine interactions research, research on waking rest, and programs/courses involving tai chi and equine interactions for medical students and other populations. All research with a sleep outcome component.
Developing and testing the effectiveness of treatments for co-occurring substance use disorders and severe mental illness. Public health research and behavioral interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The use of ethyl glucuronide, a biomarker of recent alcohol use, as a component in contingency management interventions for people diagnosed with alcohol use disorders. Research on the assessment and treatment of of children with severe psychiatric disorders who receive care in the public mental health system.
Development of evidence-based substance use disorder treatments, innovative analytical methods to answer novel research questions in psychopharmacology and substance abuse, substance use disorders as a complicating co-morbidity.
Pathways and access to substance use and mental health care, treatment engagement, implementation of early intervention programs for first-episode psychosis, family-based interventions, racial health equity, culturally sensitive strategies, mixed-methods.