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Jana Lauderdale

Distinguished Faculty



Recognized for dedicating her nursing career to work with students, organizations/or institutions responsible for providing health care to women of color and in particular to Native American women. As a member of the Comanche Nation, her research focuses on culture, women’s health and health disparities and minority nursing student education issues. Her most recent research, “Talking Circles for Breast Health” focuses on the mammography practices of Comanche Indian women. Currently, she is a consultant on the Maternal Child Health (MCH) Research Project with the United Southern and Eastern Tribes and Indian Health Service studying MCH issues as perceived by Indian communities across the northeast and southeast sectors of the United States and is a participating advisory member of the Kellogg Foundation National Advisory Council’s health disparities project of the American Academy of Nursing, “Calling the Circle”. She is extensively published in the area of transcultural nursing.

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