JIT Faculty Receives Prestigious Health Policy Fellowship

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear (née Small-Rodriguez) is one of 40 designated Health Policy Research Scholars who will receive a doctoral degree stipend of $120,000 over the course of four years to advance a “Culture of Health,” particularly in communities with long-standing health disparities. Desi serves as a Graduate Research Associate at Native Nations Institute, is a co-founder of the NNI-hosted US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, and is pursuing dual PhD degrees in sociology at the University of Arizona and demography at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

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