Maylynn Warne, MPH - Bio Sketch
Maylynn Riding In Warne is a senior project coordinator for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) with the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.
Maylynn's responsibilities include project coordination and support; administrative and technical activities; and dissemination of information to diverse audiences. Before joining the CRH, Maylynn was executive director of the North Dakota Public Health Association and director of community health for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board.
Originally from Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, Maylynn is an enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. She attended Haskell Indian Nations University, Fort Lewis College, and the University of Arizona, earning associate's and bachelor's degrees as well as a Master of Public Health degree. Currently she is attending UND in the Educational Foundations and Research PhD program.
Maylynn is a certified Draw the Line/Respect the Line HIV Prevention Curriculum facilitator and a certified Community Readiness Model trainer. She earned a Leadership Skills and Development Certificate from the University of Arizona and a Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute Fellowship at the University of Nebraska. In addition, she serves on the East Grand Forks American Indian Parent Committee and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and the American Public Health Association. She also served as a commissioner on the City of Fargo Native American Commission from 2015 to 2018.
Established in 1980, the CRH is one of the nation’s most experienced rural health organizations. It has developed a full complement of programs to assist researchers, educators, policymakers, healthcare providers, and most important, rural residents to address changing rural environments by identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns.