Dedra Buchwald

Keynote Speaker
M.D.

Dedra Buchwald is a Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and the Founding Director of Partnerships for Native Health, which is one of the nation’s largest research programs on American Indian, Alaska Native, and more recently Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health. Dr. Buchwald is trained in internal medicine and epidemiology and has a broad background in public health. Her work considers health at the level of the individual, the community, and the health system. For 30 years, she was a primary care provider in various cross-cultural settings. Dr. Buchwald has worked with Native communities for more than 25 years. In the last decade, most of her research has moved to conducting culturally informed interventions that target population health disparities and the social determinants of health. Since 1998, Dr. Buchwald has directed the Native Investigator Development Program, which is the nation’s most successful career-training program for American Indian and Alaska Native junior faculty.