In the world of evidence-based health policy, who gets left behind?

A first of its kind PhD program will focus on better data collection and evaluation for indigenous populations

It’s an extraordinary moment in public healthcare, as countries across the world react to the coronavirus pandemic. While governments and medical researchers work to decide how to respond, it’s already clear that vulnerable communities will be disproportionately affected by the spread of the virus.

A first of its kind PhD program in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota (UND) will equip a new generation of researchers, advocates and physicians to serve those in Native American communities who suffer worse health outcomes than the general population, especially in times of crisis.