Joe Trimble to Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' May 18

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 2:48pm

Western's Joseph E. Trimble will Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Communications Facility 110.

This event is free and open to the public.

The native people of Alaska have experienced historical trauma and rapid changes in culture and lifestyle patterns. Consequently, these populations shoulder a disproportionately high burden of psychological stress. The Yup’ik Experiences of Stress and Coping project originated from rural Yup’ik communities’ concerns about stress and its effects on health. It aimed to understand the stressful experiences that affect Yup’ik communities, to identify coping strategies used to deal with these stressors and to inform culturally responsive interventions.

Joseph E. Trimble is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. His research and scholarship over the past 50 years has examined mental health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives, the ethical conduct of research with ethnocultural populations, advancing the science of community-level interventions, designing culturally resonant measures to assess and understand well-being, and exploring the cultural elements of leaders. In 2016 he received the WWU Diversity Achievement Award, and in August’s meeting of the American Psychological Association he will receive the Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest presented by American Psychological Foundation.

Sponsored by The Department of Psychology and Center for Cross-Cultural Research