Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Dr. Katie Schultz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. She received her PhD in Social Work and MSW from the University of Washington. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health T32 Traineeship Center for Mental Health Services Research at the Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Schultz’s interests include community-based participatory research approaches with a focus on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health equity. She examines violence and associated health outcomes, including substance misuse, among AI/AN women and girls; community and cultural connectedness as protective factors; and culturally-centered intervention design. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, she is interested in innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to research with tribal communities and health promotion rooted in Indigenous knowledges and sustainable solutions by and for Native peoples.