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Clinical Neuroscience as a Tool for Advancing Mental Health Equity in American Indian Populations


Evan J. White, PhD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund Dr. Evan White is an enrolled member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He belongs to the Shawnee Chapter of the Native American Church of Oklahoma and the Whiteoak ceremonial grounds. He is a Principal Investigator and Director of Native American Research and the Electroencephalography Core at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. The focus of his work is employing clinical cultural neuroscience to improve mental health outcomes among American Indians. A focus of this research is implementing multi-modal neuroscience and psychophysiology with a particular emphasis in electroencephalography/event-related potentials. The goal of Dr. White's research is to integrate clinical and cultural neuroscience to identify modifiable factors as candidate treatment targets for mental health intervention and prevention. Dr. White's research has received extramural funding from National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (K99/R00MD015736), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (5P20GM121312-04, 8737; PI: Paulus) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (DP1DA058986 PIS: White; R25DA050645, PIs: Whitesell & Sarche). Link to join:


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