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April 24, 2018
Carol June Strickland
Innovated American Indian women’s health care
Carol June Strickland, a member of the Cherokee Nation, has revolutionized public health among Pacific Northwest tribes. She teaches cultural competency to nursing students and has helped to identify how communication patterns and belief structures shape diagnoses and disease prevention plans. Her early research examined the relationship between colonization and youth suicide risk, which led to a new understanding of how historical trauma affects suicide risk in individuals. Strickland also supports tribes as they build health care capacity and infrastructure.
Masters (1976), Faculty (2014–present)
Alumni, Faculty, Center for Global Health Nursing