School of Nursing Centennial

April 24, 2018

Women’s health

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

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