Mikalen Belgarde, MPH

Public Health Coordinator
American Indian Public Health Resource Center


I am an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians from Dunseith, ND. I have my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences.

NDSU Specialization 

MPH in Community Health Sciences with a certificate in American Indian Public Health

How did the NDSU MPH prepare you for the workforce? 

The MPH program prepared me for the workforce by providing education and experience in serving tribal communities.

Current position

I am a Public Health Coordinator with the American Indian Public Health Resource Center.

How are you impacting the health of your region? 

I work with my team to provide technical assistance such as community health assessments, grant writing, data analysis, dissemination, and similar resources to tribal communities in North Dakota and across the nation.

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