Director of NIMHD, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable

Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees the Institute’s $281 million budget to conduct and support research, training, research capacity and infrastructure development, public education, and information dissemination programs to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. Read more about Dr. Pérez-Stable.





Dr. Dorothy Castille

Dr. Dorothy Castille is a Health Science Administrator in NIMHD’s Division of Extramural Scientific Programs. As a program director, she manages the Loan Repayment Programs, projects focused on Social Epidemiology, immigrant health, and community health issues related to American Indian/Alaska Native communities and serves as Project Scientist on U54 Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research.



Dr. Spero M. Manson

Dr. Spero M. Manson (Pembina Chippewa) is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry; is director of the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health; and holds The Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health and is associate dean of research at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Center. His programs include nine national centers in program development, training, and collaboration with 250 Native communities, spanning rural, reservation, urban, and village settings across the country. He has published numerous articles on the assessment, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of physical, alcohol, drug, and mental health problems over the developmental life span of Native people. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Manson is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on Indian and Native health, and he was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2002.

linda-b-1Dr. Linda Burhansstipanov

Dr. Linda Burhansstipanov (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) is the founder of the Native American Cancer Research Corporation and president of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc., in Pine, Colorado. She is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities at NIMHD. Dr. Burhansstipanov has worked in public health since 1971, primarily with Native American issues, and taught at universities for 18 years. She developed and implemented the Native American Cancer Research Program at the National Cancer Institute from 1989 to 1993. She is currently the principal investigator and subcontractor for five NIH grants. She serves on multiple federal advisory boards and has produced numerous peer-reviewed publications, most addressing Native American cancer, public health, and data issues.



Dr. Linda U. Krebs

Dr. Linda U. Krebs is a retired associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado at Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus. She has been an oncology nurse for more than 40 years, providing direct care, consultation, education, and training to cancer patients, their families, community members, and healthcare providers. Dr. Krebs has collaborated with the Native American Cancer Research Corporation for more than 16 years, focusing on providing up-to-date cancer education to American Indian cancer survivors, patient navigators, and communities. She spent 13 years as director of and practitioner at the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic, evaluating, educating, and counseling patients about cancer prevention and early detection. She has more than 12 years of experience creating, editing, and evaluating cancer education materials and manuscripts for lay and health professional audiences.


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