Dori Babcock, MS


Tribal Liaison and Outreach Coordinator

Dori Babcock is a Tribal Liaison and Outreach Coordinator for IREACH. She works within the Northwest Health Education and Research Outcomes Network (NW HERON), where her primary role is establishing and maintaining relationships to create a state-wide health care infrastructure informing NW HERON’s work and giving rural and Tribal communities a voice on what is important to address in their communities. Dori is from Spokane County, Washington. Her family had a small wheat farm in Rockford, a small farming community in eastern Washington. Her educational background includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Medicine and Health Education, Promotion and Wellness and Applied Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on public health and wellness. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine), Relational Skills Coach (UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior), and Lifestyle Coach (Centers for Disease Control). Dori has worked in health science research since 1994 and has a diverse background in patient-care, public health, program management, and worksite wellness. Her research focus is on mind and body health and social justice for neurodivergent populations, and healthcare access and the built environment in rural and underserved communities. She has enjoyed working in local and international settings, developing innovative programs that improve the quality of life and health for individuals and communities. Dori loves spending time with her family, volunteering in the community, cooking, hiking, biking, and running.

Dori Babcock



  • Northwest Health Education and Research Outcomes Network
  • Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core