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Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH (Choctaw), is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion Sciences, the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Community Medicine, and the Assistant Dean of Community Research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her research interests include community-based participatory research, chronic disease prevention, dissemination and implementation studies, and Native health. In particular, her work aims to create healthy food environments in tribal nations. For Native-CHART, Dr. Jernigan leads “Chickasaw Healthy Eating Environments in Retail Stores” (CHEERS) and the Plains Satellite Center.