Dr. Wilson is passionate about mentoring and guiding Native students into Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. He continues to create opportunities and programs to diversify the STEM fields that will lead to a stronger and more economically viable nation.
Dave Wilson, PhD (Diné) is the Director of American Indian Affairs and Policy for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/ Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), based in Washington, D.C. As Director Dr. Wilson works closely with federal agencies to collaborate, promote opportunities for the SACNAS membership, and to ensure policy makers hear the voice of Native communities. He joined Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian health as an Associate Faculty member in 2015 where he works with the Center’s Training team on teaching Institute courses and providing mentorship to many Native scholars. He earned a PhD in molecular immunology from Arizona State University and spent time as a senior research scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).