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Seminar | Engaging American Indian Communities in Tobacco Control Research: Potential Relevance for Māori People?

Thank you to those who attended or linked in today to hear Dr Henderson. If you missed her talk,  the webinar recording is now available.

We invite you to join us in person or by webinar for this ASPIRE2025 seminar.

Hear Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson discuss her outstanding work in engaging tribal communities in the United States in tobacco control research and the key processes that could be relevant for the Māori People and

When? 11am – 12pm Thursday 26 October 2017 (Coffee/tea from 10.45am)
Where? University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D
RSVP: please email
View flyer: Patricia Nez Henderson seminar flier 2017

Topics Dr Henderson will cover include:

· Role of Indigenous Principle Investigators

· Prioritizing Tobacco Control Research in Indigenous Communities

· Engaging Indigenous Healers and other stakeholders in the research process

· Role of Academia

ASPIRE2025 is extremely proud to host Dr Henderson in Wellington. We invite all those involved in helping Aotearoa New Zealand achieve a Smokefree 2025 to join us at this seminar.

Please register now for this ASPIRE2025 seminar.


Dr. Patricia Nez Henderson, a member of the Dine’ (Navajo) tribe, serves as the Vice President for the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, an American Indian nonprofit health organization located in Rapid City, South Dakota.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona and earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from Yale University.

Dr. Nez Henderson is considered one of the leading authorities on tobacco control in American Indian communities.  For the past seventeen years, she has collaborated with Tribes and tribal communities in implementing comprehensive tobacco control and prevention programs. Her work has led to the Navajo Nation (one of the largest tribes in the United States) passing commercial tobacco-free policies for government workplaces and ceremonial settings, and increasing excise taxes on tobacco products.  In addition, Dr. Nez Henderson has developed, implemented and evaluated numerous American Indian culturally relevant tobacco-related research projects.  Dr. Nez Henderson is a panel member of the 2008 update of the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence,” Federal Drug Administration Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Human and Health Services Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. She and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Henderson, have two beautiful children, Zahlanii and Mato.

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