Dr. Jeneile Luebke Receives Award for Study on Indigenous Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN, received a subaward to support the community engaged study Healing from Within: Identifying and Understanding the Intersecting Barriers to Help-seeking after Experiences of Violence for Wisconsin American Indian Women through Survivor-led Research. This four-year project is funded by the National Institute of Health’s Great Lakes Native American Research Centers for Health (GLNARCH) in partnership with the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc., with headquarters in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

The primary research aim of Dr. Luebke’s project is to identify and understand barriers to help-seeking among Indigenous women with co-occurring mental health and/or substance use disorders after experiences of gender-based violence, and to understand how resiliency and cultural identity may help to motivate help-seeking among Indigenous women survivors of gender-based violence in the local context of Wisconsin.

This project is the first of its kind in Wisconsin by being Indigenous led, and through the formation of academic community partnerships between UW-Madison, two of Wisconsin’s eleven federally recognized tribes, Indigenous-led organizations, and tribal community leaders across the State.

The UW-Madison investigative team includes Dr. Roger Brown. A mentor team includes GLNARCH co-investigators, Drs. Matt Dellinger and Laura Cassidy (Medical College of Wisconsin), Dr. Kate Walsh (UW-Madison), and Margaret Noodin (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). The total subaward costs are $454,566.