Myra Parker JD, MPH, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes and serves as an Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behavior in the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Director for Seven Directions. She also works with the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington School of Social Work. She has worked for fifteen years on tribal public health program implementation, coordination, and research with tribal communities across the U.S. Prior to her work in research, she worked for five years in the policy arena within Arizona state government, in tribal governments, and with tribal working groups at the state and national level. Her research experience in public health involves Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and the development and testing of cultural adaptations of evidence-based interventions in American Indian communities.