Donna Grandbois, PhD, RN (Co-Director – ND PIN )
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
222K Sudro Hall, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Dr. Grandbois is a tenure-track assistant professor of nursing at NDSU and she is the Co-Director of the project. She earned her doctoral degree in gerontology and has a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from UND. She completed both a fellowship and a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration. Her research interests include Resilience and empowerment of Native American Elders and the communities in which they live, health and mental health issues of Native American elders, vulnerable, under-represented populations, health disparities related to trauma, aging health issues, gerontology, equitable distribution of resources to eliminate disparities. As an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa nation, she has a vested interest in Native American health, education and disparity issues.