The primary goal of our research program is to contribute to a better understanding of why the hippocampus is sensitive to transient cerebral ischemia. Behavioral deficits associated with cerebral ischemia in animal models provide a useful tool for understanding the role of the hippocampus in learning and memory.
A second area of research involves efforts to address health disparities among Native Americans in Montana. I serve as the Education Core Director for the Center for Native Health Partnerships (CNHP). This Center is funded by a $6.5M grant from the National Institute on Health and Health Disparities (NIH). My work on this project includes maintaining our website, conducting and producing monthly seminars, and coordinating a summer research student program.