Helen Glass Lecture
Research Lecture:

The Impact of Colonization on the Health Equity of Indigenous People

Presented by: Dr. John Lowe
The upcoming Helen Glass Research Symposium originally scheduled for March 16 – 18, 2020 has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.

All are welcome to attend | RSVP or more info: 204-474-6546 or nursing@umanitoba.ca


Speaker bio:

Dr. John Lowe is a Cherokee Native American tribal member. He is the founder and current executive director of the Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE), a preeminent Florida State University professor/researcher and the Endowed McKenzie Professor for Health Disparity Research. He co-authored the first Conceptual Framework for Nursing in Native American Culture, and was the first Native American man to be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr. Lowe developed and studies interventions for the prevention and reduction of substance use and other risk behaviors among Native American and Indigenous youth globally. He developed the first manualized “Talking Circle” intervention for the prevention of substance use and risk behaviors among Native American and Indigenous youth, which was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice as a promising evidence-based program for promoting youth well-being. He is currently the principal investigator of several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health that study the effectiveness of these interventions.

These studies and other health programs are guided by models developed by Dr. Lowe, which include the Cherokee Self-Reliance, Native Self-Reliance and Native-Reliance Models.

His research has been published in numerous refereed journals. Dr. Lowe has represented Native American and Indigenous nurses in national and international forums, which have included the U.S. Surgeon General, former first lady, Mrs. Rosalyn Carter, and Representative Patrick Kennedy. He also is a member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Board.

Dr. Lowe continues to advocate for the cultural competent health care of Native Americans and Indigenous people globally and has provided health-care services and research consultation to underserved and disadvantaged groups in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Jamaica, New Zealand, Republic of Panama and Tanzania.