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Meet the Team


Dornell Pete, MPH, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Pete is of the Water Flows Together Clan, born for the Waters’ Edge Clan. Her maternal and paternal grandfather’s clans are Many Goats People Clan and Clumped Tree People Clan. She is originally from Shiprock, NM. Many of her relatives, including her parents, still live in Shiprock.
She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Epidemiology Department at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. She has worked with American Indian and Alaska Native populations as an Epidemiologist for the Urban Indian Health Institute, the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center, and Navajo Nation Tribal Epidemiology Center.

Phase I

Dissertation Committee

Amanda Phipps (Chair)

University of Washington

Johanna Lampe

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Nina Salama

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Michael Wu

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Phase II

Postdoc Mentors

Chris Li (Primary Mentor)

Meira Epplein

Nicolette Teufel-Shone

Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Duke University School of Medicine

Rachel Ceballos

Northern Arizona University

University of Utah

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