Assistant Director, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program
- Epidemiology, Community Health
Dr. Melanie Nadeau is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt, North Dakota. She graduated from both the Turtle Mountain Community High School and the Turtle Mountain Community College. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota. She completed both her Masters in Public Health in community health education with a concentration in health disparities and her PhD in social/behavioral Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Nadeau is a community engaged scholar and has worked more than 17 years on various research projects within the American Indian community. She has successfully engaged a multitude of tribal health stakeholders from across the nation and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Native communities. Dr. Nadeau currently serves on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Research Review Board, the American Public Health Association American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Board, and the North Dakota Public Health Association American Indian section, where she is the chair.
MPH 550: Population Health Research Methods
PH 731: Applied Biostatistics
PH 760: Public Health Program Evaluation
PH 761: Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks
American Indian Health, Health Disparities, Indigenous Driven Evaluation and Tool Development