This renewal application for the Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities (CAIANHD;P60 MD000507) is organized in ternris of 4 Core components: an Administrative Core (AC), a Research Core, a Research Training/Education, and a Community Engagement/Outreach Core. Spero M. Manson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), serves as Principal Investigator and serves as Administrative Core Leader. Dr. Manson, a medical anthropologist, is American Indian (Pembina Chippewa) and is nationally recognized for his research and leadership in trauma research and other areas directly relevant to this request for a NIMHD Comprehensive Center of Excellence (COE), which will serve to renew our CAIANHD Project EXPORT P60 Center. His career has been dedicated to understanding and eliminating health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. The Administrative Core provides varying levels of direction and support?both day-to-day and long-term?to each of the other Cores. Accordingly, the specific aims of the Administrative Core are to: 1) Stimulate, coordinate, and monitor activities across Cores; 2) Support the logistical operations of each Core; 3) Supervise implementation of key strategic decisions related to the program plan; 4) Facilitate program planning and review;and 5) Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, UCD researchers, and AI/AN health disparities researchers nationwide.

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Smith, Julia J; Johnston, Janet M; Hiratsuka, Vanessa Y et al. (2015) Medical home implementation and trends in diabetes quality measures for AN/AI primary care patients. Prim Care Diabetes 9:120-6
Moore, Kelly; Jiang, Luohua; Manson, Spero M et al. (2014) Case management to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes: results from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Demonstration Project. Am J Public Health 104:e158-64
Running Bear, Ursula; Anderson, Heather; Manson, Spero M et al. (2014) Impact of adaptive functioning on readmission to alcohol detoxification among Alaska Native People. Drug Alcohol Depend 140:168-74
Bassett, Deborah; Buchwald, Dedra; Manson, Spero (2014) Posttraumatic stress disorder and symptoms among American Indians and Alaska Natives: a review of the literature. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 49:417-33
Brooks, Elizabeth; Manson, Spero M; Bair, Byron et al. (2012) The diffusion of telehealth in rural American Indian communities: a retrospective survey of key stakeholders. Telemed J E Health 18:60-6
Shore, Jay H; Brooks, Elizabeth; Anderson, Heather et al. (2012) Characteristics of telemental health service use by American Indian veterans. Psychiatr Serv 63:179-81
O'Connell, Joan M; Wilson, Charlton; Manson, Spero M et al. (2012) The costs of treating American Indian adults with diabetes within the Indian Health Service. Am J Public Health 102:301-8
Doorenbos, Ardith Z; Jacobsen, Clemma; Corpuz, Rebecca et al. (2011) A randomized controlled calendar mail-out to increase cancer screening among urban American Indian and Alaska Native patients. J Cancer Educ 26:549-54
O'Connell, Joan; Yi, Rong; Wilson, Charlton et al. (2010) Racial disparities in health status: a comparison of the morbidity among American Indian and U.S. adults with diabetes. Diabetes Care 33:1463-70
Manson, Spero M (2009) Personal journeys, professional paths: persistence in navigating the crossroads of a research career. Am J Public Health 99 Suppl 1:S20-5

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