Native American Child Development Research: Reflections on Career Development and Building Research Community
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST/ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Join us over Zoom. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqduivqjouHtE3aY1iNaOSidgQtKv3AvY0.

Speaker: Michelle Sarche, PhD

Dr. Michelle Sarche is a Professor in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and tribal citizen of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe.  Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Sarche has worked with American Indian and Alaska Native communities for over 25 years.  Her research has focused on Native children’s development, parenting, and early care and education. Current projects include the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, the Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference and Scholars program, the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, two projects focused on home visiting in Indigenous communities, and two projects focused on alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention.  Dr. Sarche’s work is supported by the Administration for Children and Families, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Dr. Sarche has been an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow since 2018.

The aims of the DNC Speaker Series are to highlight research on prevention science and public health that is led by researchers from underrepresented groups and primarily conduct research with groups that are understudied (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, individuals who identify as a sexual minority, individuals with disabilities). The presentation series will also aim to create a forum for the guest speaker(s) to share career/professional reflections as a researcher from an underrepresented group(s) and to promote discussions of diversity and inclusion in professions related to prevention, science and public health.

DNC Speaker Series Sponsor:
Many thanks for the generous support to our DNC Speaker Series “Benefactor” Sponsor: Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington.

Questions: Jennifer Lewis, SPR Executive Director, jenniferlewis@preventionresearch.org.

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