Tribal Health Specialist
Karrie Joseph, MPH, has devoted the majority of her 20-year public health career to promoting primary prevention and systems improvement as goals for advancing American Indian and Alaska Native health. Most recently, she held the positions of Program Manager for the National Council of Urban Indian Health and Deputy Director of Public Health Policy and Programs with the National Indian Health Board.
Joseph’s experience includes facilitating national efforts to elevate Tribal public health infrastructure policy and program issues, providing strategic direction to Tribal public health capacity efforts, delivering technical assistance to Tribal health departments in their pursuit of public health accreditation, and facilitating the Tribal Public Health Accreditation Advisory Board.
Karrie has also served as a public health educator with the Indian Health Service serving the population of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota, student wellness coordinator and adjunct faculty with Western Carolina University, and program developer and evaluator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Healthy Roots project. Karrie is committed to working toward a future where all have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and where indigenous values prevail.