25th Anniversary Symposium: Science and Wisdom to Heal the World

Leading American Indian scholars, healers to join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

We are thrilled to announce our 25th anniversary symposium, to be hosted on April 28, 2016, from 12-4:30pm, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Welch Library West Reading Room. Details follow. We hope you can attend the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health 25th Anniversary Symposium!

Science and Wisdom to Heal the World: Lessons from the First Americans

The symposium will kick off with a keynote by Dr. Tom Frieden, CDC Director on “Challenges to American Indian Health: The National Response.” The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health has also invited leading American Indian and First Nations scholars collaborating with the center, including:

  • Dr. Ann Bullock, Chippawa, Acting Director of Diabetes Prevention, Indian Health Service
  • Dr. Melissa Walls, Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nation Ojibwe, Associate Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health &Population Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth
  • Dr. Alicia Mousseau, Oglala Lakota, Research Instructor, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Colorado School of Public Health
  • Thomas Hatathli, Navajo, Medicine Man and Mental Health Consultant   
  • Dr. Nadine Caron, Sagamok Anishnawbek/ Ojibway, Associate Faculty, Center for American Indian Health and Surgeon/Researcher, University of British Columbia
  • Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper for the Onondaga Nation

Joining speakers representing the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, including:

  • Dr. Mathu Santosham, Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Dr. Allison Barlow, Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Dr. John Walkup, Adjunct Professor, Center for American Indian Health and Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Don't miss this national symposium:

  • 12-1:15pm. Keynote Address by Dr. Tom Frieden – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore MD 21205
  • 1:15-5pm. Lunch & Panel Discussions with leading American Indian public health scholars – Welch Library West Reading Room 1900 E Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21205

About our 25th Anniversary

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health is one of the nation’s largest resources for improving American Indian health and well-being. The Center helps tribal communities take a leading role in designing strengths-based public health programs that tackle issues like substance abuse, diabetes, obesity, suicide, infectious diseases, poor educational achievement, and poverty.

Flashback to April 19, 1991—The Baltimore Sun covers launch of Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

“He waved a black-and-white feather in all directions and, in a soothing and measured voice, asked his creator to bless a collaboration that may seem as unlikely as they come.

Ronnie Lupe, chairman of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona, set a spiritual tone yesterday for the opening of the Center for American Indian and Alaskan Native Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health that will put the school's professors and students to work trying to solve the health problems that afflict Indians throughout North America.”

Chairman Lupe, of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, will once again be here in Baltimore to celebrate the accomplishments of this fruitful collaboration.

About the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Founded in 1991, the Center is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with satellite offices across the southwest. The Center’s programs currently reach more than 65 tribal communities in 15 states across the country. These partnerships have been credited with saving over 60 million children’s lives worldwide.

Learn more about our first 25 years.