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Collette Adamsen, PhD
Associate Director and Assistant Professor

Dr. Collette Adamsen has served as director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks, North Dakota, since October 2017.

Projects

Most Recent Publications & Presentations

Identifying Needs to Empower Native Elders
Presented on Nov 4, 2021 at the Administration for Community Living, Title VI Chat
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Dionne, J., Souvannasacd, C.
Date: November 2021
Type: Presentation
The Association of Cultural Participation and Social Engagement with Self-Reported Diagnosis of Memory Problems Among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders
This research examines the association of cultural participation and social engagement with older American Indians and Alaska Natives with self-reported diagnosis of memory problems, and how low rates of participation and engagement can increase problems with memory.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Manson, S., Jiang, L.
Publication: Journal of Aging and Health, 33(7-8S), 60S-67S
Date: June 2021
Type: Journal Article
The Relationship Between Diabetes and Oral Health Status, and Dental Visits Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders
This research examines the rates of diabetes, oral health, and number of dental visits in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations, and the need to increase oral health literacy and dental visits among Elders with diabetes.
Projects: National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Oral Health Research and Evaluation
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Besse, R., Schroeder, S.
Publication: Journal of the American Dental Association, 152(4), 293-301
Date: April 2021
Type: Journal Article
Chapter 5 American Indians and Alaska Natives in the book titled Handbook of Rural Aging
The book is a reference source for merging demographic, economic, social, cultural, health, environmental, and political perspectives. Chapter 5 specifically examines these issues with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Adamsen, C.
Date: March 2021
Type: Resource
Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities: A Call to Action to Improve Cultural Relevance and Accessibility
The report shared information about evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs within American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
Project: National Resource Center on Native American Aging
Author(s): Adamsen, C., Bendixen, B., Woodrich-Fernando, M., Goins, T., Joe, J.
Date: February 2021
Type: Report