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Public Health Epidemiology Conversations Podcast

Episode #180 Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Audrey Juliussen & Jordan Skan

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast

You’re about to meet Audrey Juliussen and Jordan Skan, with the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (ANEC). The ANEC is just one of 12 partner Tribal Epidemiology Centers.

Meet Audrey Juliussen

My first guest from the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center is Audrey Juliussen is an Ahtna Athabascan and Unangax̂ Alaska Native, and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She holds a BA in Human Biology with a concentration in the social determinants of health in Indigenous communities from Stanford University.

After graduation, she worked as the Assistant Field Director for the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supporting infectious disease and behavioral health research across the Navajo Nation and White Mountain Apache Reservation.

She then served as Sr. Research Associate at the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence, working to increase Native representation in the health fields by coordinating a shadowing program for Oregon Tribal youth in their Tribal clinics.

After spending several years away from home, she returned to Alaska, and started working for the Alaska Native Epidemiology Center as a Public Health Specialist II.

Meet Jordan Skan, PhD

My second guest is Dr. Jordan Skan, who grew up in Ketchikan and is Tlingit. He holds an MS in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Community Psychology. Dr. Skan provides support for the national Coordinating Center for Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country.

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Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (ANEC) was established by the Indian Health Service to assist the National IHS Epidemiology Program in improving the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians. The ANEC has four core functions: Data Sharing; Technical Assistance; Disease Prevention; and Surveillance.

Tribal Epidemiology Centers

Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC) are Indian Health Service (IHS), division funded organizations who serve American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, managing disease prevention and control programs, responding to public health emergencies, and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities.

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