Mariddie Craig

Panel Session: Traditional Indigenous Medicine and Research

Mariddie Craig is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe (WMAT) of Arizona and currently works as Court Administrator within the tribal court system. She has worked for WMAT in a number of capacities for most of her career including as a tribal council member for 8 years, Council secretary, and an executive assistant to a former chairman. She helped establish the tribal radio station, KNNB. Additionally while living on the Navajo Nation she was human resource specialist for the Navajo Nation. She served as president of the National Indian Women’s Health Resource Center.

Ms. Craig was born and raised in Whiteriver, AZ and attended Scottsdale Community College, Brigham Young University in Utah and Hawaii, and Arizona State University.

Through an NIH NARCH grant, the WMAT and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) launched a student and faculty development program in which tribal scholars and health leaders participated in graduate coursework and workshops to design interventions to target key health disparities and to advance skills of Apache scientist-researchers to compete for future NIH opportunities. Ms. Craig served as PI on the NARCH grant that conducted community-based studies on suicide among youth, substance use, pneumococcal disease, empowerment to address health issues and strengthening mother-daughter relationships.