Dr. Angela Fernandez | Grant Award

Dr. Angela Fernandez, PhD, MPH, LICSW (site PI) and Dr. Lonnie Nelson (PI, Washington State University (WSU), College of Nursing) were awarded a Diversity Supplement to an R01 grant to support the study Measurement of Nature Contact: The Influence of Cultural Practices on Sleep Health and Chronic Disease among Rural and Urban American Indians. The study is funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The primary research aim of the supplement is to use secondary data analysis to examine geographic variations in sleep health chronic disease outcomes, and to develop a culturally-grounded measure aimed at chronic disease prevention among 10 American Indian tribes across 3 diverse geographic regions. The investigative team on the supplement includes Drs. Lonnie Nelson (primary mentor), Celestina Barbosa-Leiker (co-mentor, WSU, College of Nursing), Karina Walters (co-mentor, University of Washington, School of Social Work), and Roger Brown (co-mentor, UW-Madison, School of Nursing).