4th Annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium

March 22, 2024

Join us for the 4th Annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium. This year our topic is food sovereignty. Our speakers are Rose Bear Don’t Walk, a doctoral student in Indigenous & Rural Health, Montana State University and Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Director of the Center for Indigenous Health and Policy, Oklahoma State University. Both have knowledge of Indigenous science, food, and sovereignty. Register to join the virtual event.

Learn more and register here.

Embedding Food Justice in Urban Food Strategies and Activism

February 14, 2024

This is the second webinar on Food Justice by The Food Foundation in partnership with Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) and Birmingham City Council. This event focuses on embedding food justice and urban food strategies and activism from the perspective of the Americas.

Implementation Science & Childhood Obesity: Sparking Conversations and Actions to
Advance Equity

November 30, 2022

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity (NCCOR) hosted a public workshop titled, “Implementation Science & Childhood Obesity: Sparking Conversations and Actions to Advance Equity.” The workshop offered an introduction to implementation science for researchers working in childhood obesity, nutrition, and physical activity.

Using a Food Sovereignty Approach to Improve Health Among Indigenous People

October 7, 2022

This presentation summarizes research studies conducted as part of the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy that are guided by a food sovereignty approach while also using randomized trial designs to assess health outcomes.

Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Health Symposium

February 16 & 17, 2022

Learn how Indigenous food sovereignty supports health in Native communities, with real world case studies presented by leaders from the National Congress of American Indians and community members on the ground implementing these initiatives. You’ll also be provided with information on funding resources and strategies.


OMSR Lunch & Learn Series

November 10, 2020

Data Director and Research Epidemiologist at the Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy, Tori Taniguchi shares how OSU medical students can get involved with research at the center.

Hypertension: Chickasaw Healthy Eating Environments Research Study (CHEERS)

June 3, 2020

CHEERS is a study being conducted in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation. The study comprises several mutually reinforcing strategies to improve blood pressure control among American Indian adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Study findings will be used to promote policies to expand both the Packed Promise for a Healthy Heart intervention and the establishment of brick-and-mortar grocery outlets in rural Chickasaw Nation communities.