Brown Foundation Research Lecture

The Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to present its annual Brown Foundation Research lecture as part of the Public Lecture Series. Lectures are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. (See additional accessibility information below).

Dr. Karina Walters, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Embodiment of Historical Trauma and Micro-aggression Distress: Lessons from 10 years of research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Professor and Associate Dean, University of Washington
Monday, July 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Hall - Weinstein Auditorium
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Karina WaltersWalters, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Associate Dean for Research, the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, and the Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI; NIMHD P60MD006909) at the University of Washington. IWRI is one of 16 National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Comprehensive Centers of Excellence and one of two devoted to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) research in the country. Walters has more than 20 years of experience in social epidemiological research on the historical, social and cultural determinants of health among AIAN populations as well as chronic disease prevention research (e.g., HIV, AOD, obesity). Walters has presented at more than 350 national and international conferences; was an invited speaker for Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) at the NIH; and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Walters received her B.A. (sociology) in 1987, her M.S.W. (clinical) in 1990, and her Ph.D. in 1995 all from the University of California, Los Angeles. 


Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Lectures also provide one and one-half (1.5) Continuing Education Credits (CECs). The cost to register for CECs will be $15 per lecture. Those who wish to earn CECs should arrive 15 minutes ahead of the lecture to register; the registration fee will be collected at that time. Payment must be made by check or money order ONLY.

Accessibility Accommodations

Weinstein Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. For other disability accommodations or sign language interpreters, please contact the Office of the Dean at 413-585-7983 or email deanasst@smith.edu, at least two weeks in advance of the lecture.