Published this month, the Journal of Evidence-based Social Work highlights Social Work Research relating to American Indigenous Peoples and includes three articles from Tulane faculty, students, and alumni.
“Family as the Conduit to Promote Indigenous Enculturation and Wellness: ‘I wish I had learned earlier’” is co-authored by Assistant Professor Catherine E. McKinley (formerly Burnette), 2017 MSW graduate Rebecca Lesesne, 2018 MSW graduate Chali Temple, and Tulane School of Liberal Arts Department of Anthropology Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator Christopher B. Rodning. The purpose of this article was to explore how food and other cultural traditions promote wellness, cultural continuity, enculturation, and family resilience within tribal communities in the U.S.
“Cardiovascular Health among U.S. Indigenous Peoples: A Holistic and Sex-Specific Systematic Review” is co-authored by Assistant Professor Catherine E. McKinley (formerly Burnette), 2018 MSW graduate Kristi Ka’apu, along with PhD candidates in Tulane’s City, Culture, and Community program Jennifer Miller Scarnato and Jessica Liddell. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine mental, sociocultural, behavioral, and physical risk and protective factors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related outcomes among U.S. Indigenous peoples.
“Andersen’s Behavioral Model to Identify Correlates of Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors among Indigenous Women” is co-authored by Associate Professor Yeon-Shim Lee from San Francisco State University School of Social Work, Associate Professor of Social Work Heehyul Moon from University of South Dakota, Director of the School of Social Work Kyoung Hag Lee from Wichita State University, Assistant Professor Catherine E. McKinley (formerly Burnette) from Tulane School of Social Work, and Instructor Kathy LaPlante from University of South Dakota. This study examined predictive models of utilization of mammograms among Indigenous women adapting Andersen’s behavioral model.