Content Contributor Cynthia Pearson

Cynthia Pearson, PhD

School of Social Work, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington

Dr. Cynthia Pearson, Professor – School of Social Work, Adjunct Professor – American Indian Studies, and Director of Research at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) at the University of Washington. Dr. Pearson provides oversight for IWRI research activities including development of institute and tribal partnership polices, quantitative and qualitative methods, data-related activates (collection, analyses, storage), as well as human subject protocols. Since 2004, Dr. Pearson, has collaborated with Native American communities in designing and implementing community-based prevention interventions and in the development of tribally approved research polices (data use agreement, research and publication guidelines).

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Research with Native American Communities


Learn about tribal sovereignty and how to respect the indigenous perspective when planning, conducting, and reviewing research ...

Research with Native American Communities