Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan
Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, MPH, DrPH, is a postdoctoral fellow of Communication Journalism and Research Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of New Mexico. Valarie's work focuses on community-based participatory research, including photovoice and participatory filmmaking, to reduce health disparities within the Native American population. She founded the Diabetes Community Action Project in San Jose, CA, a grass-roots Native American community organizing group to fight diabetes among Indians.
Recent and Pending Publications:
Jernigan V, Duran B, Ahn D and Winkleby M. (2010). "Changing Patterns in Health Behaviors and Risk Factors Related to Cardiovascular Disease Among American Indians and Alaska Natives." American Journal of Public Health, 100(4): 677-683.
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