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Cheyenne Jones, Temporary Research Assistant (M.Coun.)

Cheyenne is collaborating with the principal investigator (PI) to carry out all the goals of the grant. Her duties include administering the Ohio State University (OSU-TBI) structured interview screenings at Community Health Screening (CHS) events; training graduate-level counseling students to administer the TBI structured interview; collaborating with team members to research and develop a document that outlines best practices regarding cultural implications for health care professionals working with Native American populations; and creating an informational Idaho TBI website.

 

Kelli Spessard Shoaf, Graduate Research Assistant (M.S. Cultural and Environmental Resource Management., C.I.T.)

Kelli is collaborating with team members to create a comprehensive literature review on how clinicians can implement cultural sensitivity when working with Native American populations. Her other duties include establishing connections with the five Native American tribes in Idaho related to TBI services; administering the TBI interview at CHS events; assisting with training graduate-level students on the administration of the OSU-TBI interview form; updating the Idaho TBI website; and providing feedback related to a needs and resources assessment to be distributed to older adults in Idaho.

 

Robert DeVore, Graduate Student Researcher (B.S. Psychology, C.I.T.)

Robert is working with the PI to fulfill all goals of the grant. His duties include administering TBI screenings at CHS events and assisting the PI and other team members with following up with individuals who screen “likely” for a TBI and connecting them with resources such as referral to a primary care provider and Idaho’s health information exchange. He is editing content and manipulating data within a document that will be disseminated as two final reports to be submitted to a professional journal for publication.

 

Blaine Reilly, Traumatic Brain Injury Trainer (PhD(c), M.Coun., LCPC)

Blaine is a doctoral candidate in counselor education and is training graduate-level students in the administration of the OSU-TBI structured interview on both the Meridian and Pocatello campuses of Idaho State University. His other duties include providing training as part of an Interdisciplinary Outreach Screening two-credit elective course on the administration of the OSU-TBI interview form; collecting training evaluation and feedback from students; and overseeing graduate-level students who administer the interview at CHS events.

This project is supported in part by grant number H21MC26926 from the U.S Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201 and Idaho State University. This project was previously supported in part by grant # 1-H21-MC07735, using funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Idaho State University. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. The content contained herein are solely those of the authors and points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy, the view or policies of the U.S. Government, the State of Idaho, or Idaho State University