The Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program: Community Engagement and Cultural Adaptation in Indigenous Health
Joseph P. Gone, is an international expert in the psychology and mental health of American Indians and other Indigenous peoples. A professor at Harvard University, Dr. Gone has collaborated with tribal communities for 25 years to re-envision conventional mental health services for advancing Indigenous well-being. Even while undertaking unpredictable community-based partnerships, Professor Gone has published more than 75 scientific articles and chapters, and is honored to have been awarded Fellow status by the Association for Psychological Science and by seven divisions of the American Psychological Association. An enrolled member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he also served briefly as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Illinois, Professor Gone also trained at Dartmouth College and McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He taught at the University of Michigan for sixteen years, where he directed the Native American Studies program prior to joining the faculty at Harvard. A recipient of several fellowships and career awards, Professor Gone completed a residency at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2011. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is currently a Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program (through 2020) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology and former Chair (2000-2006), Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Dr. Good is director of the International Mental Health Training Program, funded by the Fogarty International Center to train psychiatrists from China in mental health services research. He co-directed the NIMH Training Program in Culture and Mental Health Services, which brought post-doctoral trainees in medical and psychiatric anthropology to Harvard for 24 years.
Dr. Good holds a B.A. degree from Goshen College, a B.D. from Harvard Divinity School, and the Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He joined Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor in 1983.