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Current studies explore the effectiveness of culturally grounded preventive strategies for suicide, substance use, and health promotion; youth and community level resilience; prevention of vascular risk; cultural issues in health services; and community based participatory research. For almost two decades our team has collaborated in a research relationship with Alaska Native community partnerships to discover Alaska Native pathways to sobriety and reasons for life as a positive framework for suicide and substance abuse prevention. We now are engaged in work developing and testing a cultural intervention for rural Alaska native youth grounded in these findings. We seek to establish the first evidence based practice for Alaska Native people through these NIMHD, NIAAA, and NIDA funded projects. Our team also participated in a collaborative NSF project describing the resilience strategies of circumpolar indigenous youth and the community resilience resources youth drew on, and an NINDS funded project on epidemiology of stroke and vascular risk in Alaska Native people. Other work studies how to train providers to provide health services to diverse cultural groups. While a Fulbright scholar at the University of Oslo, I developed an additional ongoing research interest in the experience of international refugees.

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Research Medicine & Life Sciences
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suicide Social Sciences
Community-Based Participatory Research Medicine & Life Sciences
alcohol Social Sciences

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Projects 2012 2023

American Indian
research project
Alaska Natives
Substance-Related Disorders

Research Output 1989 2018

1 Citations
Alaska Natives

Ascertainment of Alaska Native Stroke Incidence, 2005-2009: Lessons for Assessing the Global Burden of Stroke

Boden-Albala, B., Allen, J., Roberts, E. T., Bulkow, L. & Trimble, B. Sep 1 2017 In : Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 26, 9, p. 2019-2026 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alaska Natives
International Classification of Diseases
2 Citations

Native transformations in the pacific northwest: A strength-based model of protection against substance use disorder

Rasmus, S., Allen, J., Connor, W., Freeman, W., Skewes, M., Alexander, C., Dunthorne, S., Jefferson, J., John, L., Peters, D., Rasch, M., Scott, M., Warbus, E., Warbus, F., Wilbur, B., Williams, J., Williams, N., Vendiola, D. & Native Transformations Community Action Board Jan 1 2016 In : American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. 23, 3, p. 158-186 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northwestern United States
Substance-Related Disorders
Community-Based Participatory Research
tribal culture
2 Citations

Relationship of Social Network to Protective Factors in Suicide and Alcohol Use Disorder Intervention for Rural Yup'ik Alaska Native Youth

Philip, J., Ford, T., Henry, D., Rasmus, S. & Allen, J. Jan 1 2016 In : Psychosocial Intervention. 25, 1, p. 45-54 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
Alaska Natives