Dedra Buchwald, MD, is a Professor in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, where she directs the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH). She is also the Founding Director of Partnerships for Native Health, one of the largest research organizations in the nation devoted to the health and healthcare of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Dr. Buchwald has a clinical and research background in public health and primary care, with special emphasis on the health of Native peoples. Most of her work involves behavioral interventions that aim to reduce or eliminate population health disparities. Her scientific approach is rooted in the social determinants of health and guided by the principles of community-based participatory research. As the Contact Principal Investigator of Native-CHART, she leads the Administrative Core, which supports all logistical, fiscal, and field operations. She also co-chairs the program’s Executive Committee, which monitors the progress and outcomes of Native-CHART intervention projects and governs all study activities.