Paula Carter, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Paula Carter is the director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA). She is a charter member of the first Society of Indian Psychologists chapter at the University of North Dakota and is interested in building research infrastructure for tribal communities. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and is originally from Belcourt, North Dakota.
Most Recent Publications
- Native Aging Visions, Summer 2015
National Resource Center on Native American Aging May 2015Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
- Oral Health in Native American Elderly
Hall, S., Stensland, P., Morin-Carter, P. August 2014The National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA) has released a fact sheet using nationwide data from “Identifying our Needs: A Survey of Elders.” Includes information on dental work needed and overall oral health indicators.
- Native Aging Visions, Spring 2013
National Resource Center on Native American Aging May 2013Newsletter developed by the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.
- Growing Our Own: Building a Native Research Team
Gray, J.S., & Carter, P.M.
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Volume 44 Issue 2 Pages 160-165, 2012This article highlights the team growth, increasing structure, student needs and the faculty and staff involved. It further addresses the support and educational aspects of growing an ongoing, multidisciplinary research team committed to ethical research in Native communities.
- Interrelationship Between the Society of Indian Psychologists and Counseling Psychology
Gray, J.S., Carter, P.M., LaFromboise, T.D., & BigFoot, D.S.
The Counseling Psychologist, Volume 40 Issue 5 Pages 685-698, 2012This article examines the interrelationship between SIP and counseling psychology, given their shared beliefs in social justice and culturally competent research, training, and service. Some of the early history of SIP is presented as well as the landmark moments for the organization.
Most Recent Presentations
- Osteoporosis and Falls Among Native American Elders
Presented by Lyons, L., Gray, J., Carter, P., & Stensland, P. on Aug 18, 2014 at the AoA/ACL Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference, Washington, DC
- Three Cycle Comparison of Native American Elder Abuse Indicators
Presented by Henry, S., Gray, J., Carter, P. on Aug 18, 2014 at the AoA/ACL Title VI Training and Technical Assistance Conference, Washington, DC
- Identifying Our Needs: A Survey of Elders
Presented by Carter, P., Davis, J., & Gray, J. on Sep 14, 2012 at the 19th Biennial National Indian Council on Aging Conference, Albuquerque, NM
- Chronic Disease Trends in Older Native Americans
Presented by Davis, J., Klug, M., Carter, P., Baker-Demaray, T., Miller, A., & Lambert, P. on Jun 26, 2011 at the 23rd Annual Native Health Research Conference, Niagara Falls, NY