Current Fellows

Sarah Shewbrooks

Current Fellow

Sarah Shewbrooks serves as an Epidemiologist and Data Products Manager at the Great Plains Tribal
Epidemiology Center within the larger Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board in Rapid City, South Dakota. Sarah has both participated in and led efforts responding to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Transgendered, and Two Spirit (MMIWGT2) crisis and suicide prevention for the 18 tribal communities she serves within North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.  She also serves on her organization’s Intimate Partner Violence and MMIWGT2 task force. 

The Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) was founded in 2003 as a core component of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board.  GPTEC’s mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, support, and advocacy to achieve our vision of eliminating the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal peoples within the four-state region.  Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board  provides quality public health support and health care advocacy utilizing effective and culturally credible approaches to the 18 tribal communities within the four states that comprise the Great Plains Area.  The goals of the Health Board are to provide access to the highest quality, most comprehensive and up-to-date health resources available in the areas of research, education, assistance, prevention, and outreach.  

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