Profiles

michael.JPG Michael Bird, Santo Domingo, San Juan Pueblo, MSW, MPH, has devoted his career to enhancing the health of the public, particularly the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people. He was the first American Indian to be president of the prestigious American Public Health Association.

jarman_dwayne Dwayne Jarman, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, DVM, MPH is a veterinarian with a masters degree in public health.

manson_big Spero M. Manson, Pembina Chippewa, PhD, Distinguished Professor, is Director of the Centers of American Indian and Alaska Native Health in the Colorado School of Public Health.

Summer03-1 Raymond Reid, Navajo, MD, MPH, is field clinical director for Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health.

lolariggs Lola Riggs, Navajo, is senior manager for the northern region of Coconino County Health Department, which oversees the operation of the health services serving Page, Arizona and the surrounding areas including the Navajo Reservation, Fredonia, Colorado City, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Summer03-4 Del Yazzie, MPH, is a medical student at the University of Arizona. Prior to going to medical school he was the training director at the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.