Katie Schultz

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Katie Schultz, MSW, PhD is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Drawing on community-based participatory research approaches, her research focuses on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health equity. She examines violence and associated health outcomes, including substance misuse, among AI/AN women and girls; community and cultural connectedness as protective factors; and culturally-centered intervention design. She is interested in innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to research with tribal communities and health promotion rooted in Indigenous knowledges and sustainable solutions by and for Native peoples. Her recent work has included investigating relationships between intimate partner violence and drug use among Native women and teen dating violence with AI/AN adolescents. She is currently developing a proposal to examine pathways out of justice-involvement for AI/AN women in Alaska.