Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) is one of 12 epidemiology centers across the nation funded by the Indian Health Service Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention. GPTEC’s mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, support, and advocacy to tribal nations and communities in the Great Plains in order to eliminate the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal people in the area.


What We Do

There are three focuses of GPTEC:

  1. Public Health: The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized community efforts.
  2. Epidemiology: The study of how often a disease occurs in different populations and why. It identifies epidemics and is the science behind public health.
  3. Research: Methodical investigation into a subject in order to discover facts.

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IHS

  • Epidemiology & Disease Prevention (CORE)
  • SASP/DVP/FHC Technical Assistance
  • NIMHD
  • HIV/STIs
  • Targeted STDs
  • IVAC

CDC

  • PH Infrastructure
  • Oral Health
  • GHW
  • Opioid Surveillance 

Services

  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 
  • Data & Informatics
  • Public Health Workforce Development
  • Training & Technical Assistance
  • Partnerships & Systems Connections 
  • Evaluation
  • Advocacy & Informing Policy
  • Response to Emerging Priorities 
  • Research 

Growth

  • Data services
  • Evaluation Services 
  • Tribal Public Health Liaison (TPHL) Program

Our Programs


Staff 

  • Tinka Duran, MPH
    Epidemiology Center Director 
  • Nick Hill, MPH
    DCU Director and Lead Epidemiologist
  • Sarah Shewbrooks, MPH
    Epidemiologist II and Data Products Manager
  • Daveon Provost
    Data Coordinator
  • Summer Montileaux
    Data Specialist
  • Opal Jones
    STITPPI Project Manager
  • Sean Jackson, MPH
    Evaluation Manager 
  • Brooke McPherson
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Emily Good Weasel, MPH
    IHS Program Director 
  • Marilyn Prairie Chicken, MA
    Technical Assistance & Training Coordinator 
  • Leah Belgarde
    TECPHI Program Manager 
  • Garvene Good Plume
    Evaluator
  • Sydney Schad, MPH 
    Public Health Liaison
  • Karin Eagle 
    Program Coordinator
  • Denise Brave Heart
    Health Educator

Contact GPTEC 

Please send any questions or comments you may have about the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center to:
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Phone: (605) 646-0356
Toll Free: 1.800.745.3466
Fax: 605.721.1932

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This publication was supported by IHS Cooperative Agreement Number, U1B1IHS0007. The views expressed in this written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Flandreau Sioux

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Lower Brule Sioux

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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe

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Oglala Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

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Yankton Sioux

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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

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Meskwaki Nation

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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

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Trenton Indian Service Area

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Santee sioux nation

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Standing Rock Sioux

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Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

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Spirit Lake Tribe

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Omaha Nations

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