Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2018

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Social Work

Additional Affiliations

Brown School

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



My dissertation is titled “An Exploratory Mixed Methods Study of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI), 2009-2015” will assess the implementation and evaluation of the MSPI from 2009-2015 to better understand the MSPI as a mechanism to improve health outcomes across the Indian Health System. Chapter two uses quantitative methods to describe the state of suicide; chapter three uses quantitative methods to describe the state of methamphetamine use; and, chapter four uses qualitative methods to describe implementation and evaluation characteristics of high capacity projects. From 2009-2015, the MSPI served as a valuable program in American Indian and Alaska Native communities and successfully addressed suicide and methamphetamine use using community based approaches and local evaluation.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Patricia Kohl

Committee Members

Beverly Cotton, Tessa Evans-Campbell, Patrick Fowler, David Patterson Silver Wolf,


Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/5381-5c22

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