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Project Investigator Biography

Dedra S. Buchwald, M.D. Dedra S. Buchwald, M.D.

University of Washington
Department of Medicine
325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359780
Seattle, WA 98104
phone: (206) 341-4439
fax: (206) 731-8247

Dr. Dedra S. Buchwald is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research. She received her M.D. from the University of California, San Diego, and trained at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Duke University, and Harvard Medical School. Her interests lie in the interface between the psychosocial and biological aspects of illness. She has also had a longstanding interest in refugee health care and cross-cultural care.

In close collaboration with the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Buchwald has developed a program of culturally appropriate research that spans a wide range of topics, including physical and mental health, career development and training, and health care services and use. She is involved in several R01s and four program projects that address medical issues in Native communities. Dr. Buchwald is the Director of the NIA-funded Native Investigator Development Program, a 2-year career training program for American Indian and Alaska Native postdoctoral fellows designed to increase the number of independent Native researchers.

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Updated: 07/23/09