Dorinda Welle, PhD, is an anthropologist and assistant professor at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Over the past 25 years, her research has informed innovation in HIV prevention, substance abuse treatment, trauma treatment and adolescent health education in the United States and internationally. Her current research focuses on culture-centered suicide prevention for American Indian children and hospital-based Native medicine services for Navajo patients. She teaches in the areas of health disparities, health policy and qualitative research methods.
Welle is a graduate of the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program’s three-year training in parent-infant studies and is designing an intervention to enhance attunement of clinicians working with parents and infants. She is an affiliate member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and an ex-officio board member of the Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service and Education (N-NURSE). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in cultural anthropology from The New School for Social Research, Master of Arts degree in medical anthropology and Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Lewis and Clark College.