Dr. Belcourt (Otter Woman) is an American Indian Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montana’s Pharmacy Practice and School of Public and Community Health Sciences Departments (enrolled tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes: affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa, Blackfeet, and Chippewa). She is clinically trained and completed her doctorate is in clinical psychology with advanced postdoctoral training. She has worked clinically with diverse populations, including combat veterans, Native Americans, and low-income populations specializing in posttraumatic stress reactions and multiple psychiatric conditions.
Her research and clinical priorities include mental health disparities, posttraumatic stress reactions, risk, resiliency, psychiatric disorder, and environmental health within the cultural context of American Indian communities. She has worked in mixed methodological analytic research teams at the Universities of Montana, Colorado at Denver, and Washington using both qualitative and quantitative social and biomedical approaches. She currently teaches American Indian public health courses at The University of Montana’s School of Pharmacy and Public Health. She was recently selected by the Harvard School of Public Health to serve as a JPB Environmental Health Fellow.