Indigenous Health Topics Speaker Series

Watch videos of the Indigenous Health Topics speaker series from the Mayo Clinic Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research.

The PowerPoint presentations from each speaker are available for interested viewers. Email Corinna Sabaque at to request access.

Indigenous Health Topics webinar, Nov. 17, 2022

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 in Indian Country — Alec Calac, B.S. (Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians), M.D.-Ph.D. student, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science

Indigenous Health Topics webinar, Oct. 20, 2022

Reclaiming Our Genomes: Inserting the Indigenous Narrative — Rene Begay, M.S., M.P.H, CPH (Dine/Navajo), professional research assistant, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado School of Public Health

Indigenous Health Topics webinar, Sept. 22, 2022

History and role of the Indian Health Service — John Molina, M.D., J.D., L.H.D. (Pascua Yaqui and Yavapai-Apache), adjunct professor, College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Indigenous Health Topics webinar, Aug. 25, 2022

The importance of building partnerships to strengthen culturally appropriate cancer prevention and care — Melissa Buffalo, M.S. (Meskwaki and Dakota), chief executive officer, American Indian Cancer Foundation

Indigenous Health Topics webinar, July 21, 2022

Examining the cultural specific approach to health among Native American Nations — Rebecca St. Germaine, Ph.D. (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe Nation), Tribal health care administrator and health economics outcomes researcher