Jerreed D. Ivanich, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and is part of the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health. Dr. Ivanich also serves as the director of the Certificate in American Indian & Alaska Native Health program. He is a member of the Metlakatla Indian Community which is located in Southeast Alaska.
Prior to his employment with the Colorado School of Public Health, Dr. Ivanich completed a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Johns Hopkins Provost Postdoc Fellow. His academic training has been multidisciplinary as he received his PhD in Sociology, MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and his BS in Criminal Justice. Though his training is multidisciplinary, his dedication has remained steadfast to improving the wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native people. His work meets at the intersections of prevention science, social network analysis, and adolescent health. Through community-based participatory research, Dr. Ivanich aims to take the knowledge and strengths of communities and put them in dialogue with the broader research field to improve public health and advance scientific methods.