We are very honored to welcome the educational insights and expertise from renowned and respected leaders in tribal public health. Our keynotes will open our conference event each day over the course of three exciting days.

dolores bigfoot, Ph.D.

Presidential Professor, Indian Country Child Trauma Center within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at OUHSC (Caddo Nation of Oklahoma/Northern Cheyenne Tribe of MT)   

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD, a child psychologist by training, is a Presidential Professor who directs the Indian Country Child… 

abigail echo-hawk

Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute (Pawnee Nation)

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA (Pawnee), was born in the heart of Alaska where she was raised in the traditional values of giving, respect for all…

David Espey, MD

Guest Researcher, Division of Population Health, NCCDPHP/CDC 

David Espey, MD graduated from medical school at Wake Forest University and completed training in internal medicine at the…

ursula bauer, Ph.D., MPH

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General for Community Health and Economic Prosperity at HHS 

In this role, Ursula E. Bauer, PhD, MPH, develops partnership strategies to advance cross-sector investment in community…

YAS (Youth Advisory Subcommittee) youth panel

“Becoming the Generation That Talks: A Youth Panel on Cultivating Change” – Sophie Arroyo, Maddie Keel, Abby Tow, and Emmaline Belwood (Moderator)

Youth are not just our future. They are current influencers, change makers and activists. They are finding more innovative ways to amplify their voices and challenging adult allies on how they can effectively partner with them to address the issues that directly impact them….