Initiative for California American Indian Health Research and Evaluation (I-CAIHRE) 

Community Partners

Grace Katie Bell MSN RN-BC CARN PHN

MOUD/SUD Nurse Consultant for Center for Care Innovations Addiction Treatment Starts Here, DHCS SOR and Tribal MAT projects

Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH (Inupiaq)

Associate Research Psychiatrist

UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)

Andrea N. Garcia, MD, MS (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara)

Physician Specialist

American Indian Counseling Center

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

Carrie Johnson, PhD (Wahpeton Dakota)

Clinical Psychologist

Vice President of Behavioral Health

United American Indian Involvement, Inc. (UAII)

Sacred Path Indigenous Wellness Center (SPIWC)

Lou Moerner (ani-yv-wiya)

Lou Moerner Consulting, Inc.

American Indian/Alaska Native Advocacy, Research, Training, Policy

Kurt Schweigman, MPH (Oglala/Sicangu Lakota)

Public Health Consultant

Albert Titman Sr. CADCII (Nisenan, Miwok, Pit River)

Native Dad’s Nerwork Inc.

Chairman Board of Directors

Cultural Integration Specialist

Darren Urada, PhD

Research Psychologist

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Faculty and Staff

Ellen Rippberger, MPH

Ellen Rippberger, MPH
Project Manager  


Guadalupe Ramos, PhD

Guadalupe Ramos, PhD 

Project Manager 

VyVy Nguyen, MPH

Sarah Keller

Project Specialist

USC Tommy Trojan

Cameryn Kelly Woods   

Ellen Rippberger, MPH

Jessica Goldberg

USC Tommy Trojan

Amy E. West PhD, ABPP

Tribal affiliations: Southern Cheyenne

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Director, Psychology Internship

Associate Director of Psychology Training