- Capacity-building among tribal governments & rural communities
- Environment, health, information technology, natural resources, & science
- Community-based research & economic development & management
- Organizational culture nuclear weapons labs
- Complex systems
- Cultural resources & museums
- Strategic planning, public involvement
- Teaching, including community outreach and public interpretation
My basic philosophy in community–based research (a.k.a., grass–roots science) has always been—
- that technical skills and expertise are to be developed within the communities in order for this knowledge base to be retained after a contract or grant period ends.
- understand the disease and health trends of their communities;
- be able to predict the health trends and prepare for appropriate action for the communities;
- portray the total health and environment program requirements of the tribal communities to other communities, organizations, and Congress;
- allocate scarce resources for their own protection in the most productive manner;
- participate fully in the development of health information systems, useful to other rural communities, especially in areas of the release of hazardous materials and environmental threat;
- enable tribal leadership to effectively communicate environmental and health concerns to their respective communities;
- enable the communities to choose wisely among various outside offers of technical and scientific help; to control the quality of the data, research, analysis, and products from outside contractors, consultants, and agencies; and to oversee and coordinate the efforts of BIA and IHS executed on behalf of tribal communities.
I believe that when communities ask their own questions, have their own data, and their own collation, analysis, and interpretation of others’ data they will
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My special areas—
* Capacity–building among tribal governments and rural communities in environment, health, information technology, natural resources, and science * Community–based research, economic development, & management * Organizational culture of nuclear weapons laboratories * Complex systems * Cultural resources & museums * Strategic planning, public involvement * Teaching, including community outreach and public interpretation
My previous projects include—
Faculty, applied business & office technology, Kuskokwim Campus, rural Alaska community college
Credentials by themselves are not the best judge of reliability and validity, but they can be an important tool.
- Ph.D., human biology and cultural adaptation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Dip., Human Biology, University of Oxford (Wolfson College), equivalent to MS public health
- B.A. cum laude, anthropology, natural sciences, Spanish, Beloit College (USA)
I’m a long-time member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society (evidently the only member in remote Alaska)
professional member of American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
founding board member, Australasian Society for Human Biology
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS one of three of us in remote Alaska)
Examples of publications
Professional training (message 19 and 20)
Reviewer or referee for the following
Detailed Work Activities Click here, Skills Profile based derived from America’s Career InfoNet
My particular set of job skills earned from my experience, click here.
Ever wondered what good would come of a Ph.D. in the house? click Transferable Skills
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