Monday, December 11, 2017

Dr. Warne was in Washington DC this week meeting with key lawmakers to discuss health policy and specific needs in American Indian health. Some of those he met included Sen Mike Rounds (SD), Sen John Thune (SD), Rep Kristi Noem (SD), and Sen Heidi Heitkamp (ND).

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dr. Warne was recently featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine as one of nine Native Americans in Higher Education making a difference at their institutions. 

He, and the other 8 educators, were profiled for the magazine. Their profiles can be found at

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Manuscript Published

Dr. Warne was recently published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. The article he co-authored ,“Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) among American Indians in South Dakota and Associations with Mental Health Conditions, Alcohol Use, and Smoking”, is first of its kind research comparing ACEs and associated health issues in a statewide dataset comparing American Indians and non-American Indians.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

American Indian Dental Access

Dr. Donald Warne submitted an editorial highlighting the importance of improving dental access to Native populations and an solution that is already seeing positive effects! The editorial can be found at 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dr. Warne Joins Subcommittee

Dr. Warne is now serving on the Health Disparities Subcommittee (HDS) for the CDC Director.  They met in Atlanta on Thursday November 9.  He is pictured here with the HDS and the Director of the CDC, Brenda Fitzgerald, MD.

Monday, November 13, 2017

APHA Adventures

Dr. Melanie Nadeau and Dr. Donald Warne at the Public Health Foundation booth at APHA. They authored a chapter in the PHF on American Indian Perspectives on Population Health.

Melanie Nadeau, Donald Warne, Hannabah Blue, Gretchen Dobervich, Vanessa Tibbitts, Hannah Youngdeer, and Ryan Eagle at the American Indian Public Health Resource Center poster at APHA.

Dr Warne presenting on maternal and child health equity at APHA.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dr. Warne to Attend World Health Organization Meeting

Dr. Warne has been invited to travel to Montreal later this week and present at the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization meeting.

Dr. Warne will join representatives from Canada, the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. The meeting, entitled "Wellness, Suicide, and Indigenous Experiences," will focus on responses to health challenges by both the indigenous community and the health care systems.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Disparities

Dr. Warne presented at the University of Wisconsin on how leaving trauma unattended has a profound impact on health later in life. Below is his presentation.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dr. Warne ends September's Travels in Wisconsin

Dr. Donald Warne ended his month of travel by presenting “Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Disparities” at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI on Friday September 29, 2017.

Dr. Warne presented at National Indian Health Board conference and met with NDSU MPH students

Dr. Donald Warne pictured with first-year MPH students Natalyn Begay (left) and Ryan Sealy (right) at the National Indian Health Board 34th Annual Conference in Bellevue, WA. 

Natalyn is a Health Administrator for the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in NM, and Ryan serves as a tobacco program specialist for the Northwest Portland Indian Health Board. 

Dr. Warne presented on the Zero Suicide in American Indian Communities program, and Ryan presented the Tribal Customary Policy Toolkit. 

NDSU was well-represented!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dr. Warne's presentation at training in New Mexico

Dr. Warne traveled to Albuquerque, NM at the beginning of September to present at the American Indian/Alaskan Native Zero Suicide training. Dr. Warned also had the opportunity to meet with the Pueblo of Tesuque Tribal Leader, Rick Vigil.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dr. Warne Traveled to Washington for Health Conference

Dr. Warne spent the last few days of September in Washington presenting at the 34th annual National Tribal Health Conference. He spoke on "Zero Suicide in American Indian Communities."

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dr. Warne to Present at Webinar Tomorrow

Register now for the Equity and Preterm Birth: A Context for Action webinar! It is tomorrow from 3:00-5:00, and Dr. Warne will be one of the presenters! Click the link below to find more information and to register

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dr. Warne Attends Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS)

In mid-September, Dr. Warne traveled to Boise, ID for the fall meeting of NACRHHS. This particualr meeting focused on the rural suicide crisis; both American Indian and rural populations are facing significant disparities when it comes to this issue. Dr. Warne serves as a committee member.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dr. Warne Presents at Suicide Training

Dr. Warne traveled to Albuquerque, NM at the beginning of September to present at the American Indian/Alaskan Native Zero Suicide training. Dr. Warned also had the opportunity to meet with the Pueblo of Tesuque Tribal Leader, Rick Vigil. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Nearly $1 Million Grant Awarded to NDSU Departments

Dr. Warne, along with Siobhan Wescott, Juan Li, and Jun Kong, received a four-year National Science Foundation grant for diabetes research. The grant will fund application development and a text messaging system for patients to communicate with their providers. The research will center on the Minnesota Lower Sioux Tribe.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dr. Warne on his life, his career, and his work to address the health disparities faced by American Indian

In an interview with Beth Belvin for The Rural Monitor, Dr. Warne reflects on his journey from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Stanford Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also recounts how he become interested in medicine, explains why diabetes is of such great importance, and address the health disparities faced by the rural American Indian population.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dr. Warne presenting today at 2017 TCAPA

Dr. Warne will be presenting at the CDC 2017 Tobacco Control Action-Planning Academy today by webinar. The topic is “Addressing Disparities and Promoting Equity in Tobacco Control.”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dr. Warne brings in another award from the Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded NDSU a $1.16 million grant for the "American Indian Public Health Institute and Sustainability Project.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ND Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

NDSU MPH alumnus Mallory Koshiol, MPH speaking at the ND Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on May 18 about her work at Sanford Health. Also pictured are NDSU MPH alumnus Tasha Peltier, MPH with ND Quality Associates and Dr. Donald Warne.

Friday, April 28, 2017

2nd National Conference on American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

Dr. Warne will be presenting the keynote address at the National Symposium, “Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans” at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday May 1 at 9am Eastern / 8am Central.  It is available on webcast for those who may be interested

Monday, April 24, 2017

Dr. Warne had a busy week

Dr. Warne had a busy week—meeting in Atlanta in his role with the Health Disparities Subcommittee for the CDC on Wednesday, in Rapid City, SD in his role as a Board Member of Regional Health, and on Friday providing a guest lecture and recruiting students at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Policy brief released on the 7th Anniversary of ACA signing

Dr. Warne wrote this policy brief, "Impact of ACA repeal on American Indians and Alaska Natives", with colleagues from National Indian Health Board.  It was released today—very timely since it is the 7th anniversary of the ACA signing into law.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Recent policy brief released on Social Determinants of Health

NDSU Department of Public Health Chair Dr. Donald Warne serves on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services for the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  The Committee recently released a Policy Brief on the Social Determinants of Health.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dr. Warne visits his alma mater

Dr. Warne presented “American Indian Health Policy” at Harvard Medical School on Thursday March 2, 2017.  Pictured are Megan Minoka Hill from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and Jackie Kaslow from Harvard University and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

“On Call with the Prairie Doc”

Dr. Donald Warne is featured on this episode of “On Call with the Prairie Doc” from January 12, 2017 in Rapid City, SD