Health Care in Indian Country: Setting a Research Agenda for Health Care Improvement

Start: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 7:00 am

End: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 8:30 am


Yvette Roubideaux, MD MPH, a member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at The University of Arizona in Tucson. She has dedicated her career to improving American Indian health care through previous work as a clinician and medical director in the Indian Health Service and currently through teaching and research that focuses on diabetes in American Indians/Alaska Natives. In 2001, she co-edited a book on Indian health policy with Mim Dixon, PhD, entitled “Promises to Keep: Public Health Policy for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 21st Century.” She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School in 1989 and received her MPH at Harvard School of Public Health in 1997. Dr. Roubideaux also completed the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University
Fellowship in Minority Health Policy.