Katie Schultz, PhD MSW
Postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Mental Health Services Research at Washington University in St. Louis
Katie Schultz recently completed the PhD Program in Social Welfare at the University of Washington and has over ten years of experience working with the University’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Center for Mental Health Services Research at Washington University in St. Louis. An enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Katie’s research focuses on the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native women. Using community-based participatory research, she examines intersections of intimate partner violence and substance misuse; cultural factors as protective buffers against adverse health outcomes; and tribally-based health promotion and intervention design. She is also interested in the development of innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to research in rural and tribal communities; emphasizing projects that inform health promotion rooted in Indigenous knowledges and sustainable solutions by and for Native peoples.