Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Tribal Epidemiology Center
Stephanie Craig Rushing, PhD, MPH is a Project Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Tribal Epidemiology Center, and has worked at the Board for 16 years. Dr. Rushing’s work focuses on designing technology-based interventions to improve AI/AN adolescent health, overseeing mixed methods community-based participatory research activities at the regional and national level. Recent research activities include: a national multisite RCT to adapt and evaluate It’s Your Game (an online teen pregnancy prevention curriculum for middle school students), the adaptation and evaluation of Native VOICES (an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention) for Native young adults, a dissemination and implementation study building tribal capacity to implement Native STAND (a healthy decision-making curriculum for high school students), design of an online portal for tribal health educators to access effective sexual health curricula (www.HealthyNativeYouth.org), and the delivery of a national multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults (We R Native: www.weRnative.org) that empowers teens to get actively involved in their health and wellbeing. Stephanie completed her Masters of Public Health concentrating on International Health Development at Boston University, and her PhD in Public Administration and Policy at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, focusing on Community Health and Social Change.
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