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Data into Action for Tribes Part 1

The Data into Action training will focus on how to obtain data for grant opportunities and use data to conduct community needs assessments, data visualization, and working with local resources for data-related technical assistance. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop with internet capability to follow along with in-class examples.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain tools and knowledge in the use of Tribal public health data
  2. Better understand Tribal Epidemiology Centers as Public Health Authorities
  3. Conduct a Tribal Community Needs Assessment

Intended Audience

Public health staff, tribal health staff


Dr. Amanda Janitz has worked as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) since 2015. After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she worked as a pediatric oncology nurse. In 2009, she completed a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health with a focus on childhood cancer. Upon graduation, she worked as a Research Nurse in pediatric oncology before returning to the University of Oklahoma in 2010 to complete her doctorate with a goal of contributing to cancer research in Oklahoma. Dr. Janitz is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is working on pilot projects to understand health disparities and environmental risk factors related to cancer and asthma. She has worked with tribes or tribal- serving organizations for over ten years and currently serves as principal investigator for a study of environmental exposures and asthma in collaboration with Chickasaw Nation. She is also the OUHSC Site principal investigator for the NIH-funded Cherokee Nation Community-Driven Program for Testing and Contact Tracing (Cherokee PROTECT) to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Martinez is an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). She currently studies the intersection of commercial tobacco and diabetes, and works towards improving the implementation and delivery of smoking cessation interventions for patients with diabetes in primary care settings and in tribal health care settings. She also conducts research testing financial incentives to improve smoking cessation outcomes among individuals with diabetes. She received her PhD and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from OUHSC and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Health and Exercise Science.


August 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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