Ramona Danielson, PhD

Assistant Professor
640I Aldevron Tower
701.231.8916

Ramona.Danielson@ndsu.edu


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Human Development with emphasis in Gerontology, 2017
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 

Master of Science, Social Sciences, 2003
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1999
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Bachelor of Science, French and International Studies, 1999
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Responsibilities

Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Health Equity
Life Course
Gerontology
Maternal and Child Health
Evaluation
Trauma-Informed Care 
Mixed Methods Research
Demographics
Self-healing Communities
Social Determinants of Health

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association 
American Evaluation Association
Gerontological Society of America 
North Dakota Public Health Association 

Courses

PH 712: Public Health Research Methods
PH 774:  Research Issues in Tribal Communities
PH 775:  Case Studies in American Indian Health

Publications

Danielson, R., & Saxena, D. (2019). Connecting adverse childhood experiences and community health to promote health equity. Social & Personality Psychology Compass, 13:e12486. doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12486

Danielson, R., & Sanders, G. F. (2018). An effective measure of childhood adversity that is valid with older adults. Child Abuse & Neglect, 82, 156–167. doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.05.028

Danielson, R., Wallenborn, J., & Warne, D. (2018). Disparities in risk factors and birth outcomes among American Indians in North Dakota. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 17(7), 1-7. doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2551-9

Danielson, R., & Grandbois, D. (2015). Aging priorities among the community, key leaders, and American Indians in the Northern Plains. The Gerontologist, 55(Suppl_2), 406. doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv181.17

Presentations 

Refereed Research Presentations: 

Danielson, R. et al. (2019) Insights from Implementation of a Self-Healing Community Framework in Two Tribal Communities. Oral presentation made at the American Public Health Association Annual (APHA) Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Danielson, R. et al. (2019) Community Perspectives on Empowerment Evaluation. Poster and presentation made at the APHA Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Danielson, R. & Davis, B. (2019) Using an Understanding of ACEs to Build Compassion and Community workshop, at Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, Minot, ND.

Danielson, R., & Sanders, G. (2018) Childhood Adversity’s Impact on Successful Aging for Older Adults. Poster and presentation made at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, CA.

Danielson, R., & Sanders, G. (2018) An Effective Measure of Childhood Adversity That is Valid With Older Adults. Poster and presentation made at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

Danielson, R., & Sanders, G. Using a Wellness Approach to Understand Life Satisfaction of Adults with Childhood Adversity. Poster and presentation made at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Atlanta, GA (2017) and NDSU Graduate Student Showcase, Fargo, ND (2018).

Danielson, R., Kinney, M., & Muccatira, D. Adverse childhood and family experiences among American Indian and Alaska Native children in North Dakota: Analysis of 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health data. Poster and presentation made at the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL (2015); at the College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase at NDSU, Fargo, ND, Research Showcase Top Award (2016); at the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) 4th Annual Health Research Summit, Fort Totten, ND (2016); and at the Solving Real World Problems: An Interdisciplinary Celebration of Research at NDSU, Fargo, ND (2016).

Chaulagain, K., Haberman, M., Davis, J., & Danielson, R. Importance of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting. Poster and presentation made at the CRCAIH 4th Annual Health Research Summit, Fort Totten, ND (2016); at the College of Health Professions Poster Session for Public Health Week at NDSU, Fargo, ND (2016); and at the National Public Health Week at NDSU, Fargo, ND (2016).

Danielson, R., Wallenborn, J., & Warne, D. Health disparities beginning prenatally: Risk factors and birth outcomes among American Indians in North Dakota. Poster and presentation made at the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL (2015) and at the CRCAIH 4th Annual Health Research Summit, Fort Totten, ND (2016).

Danielson, R. & Grandbois, D. Aging priorities among the community, key leaders, and American Indians in the Northern Plains. Poster and presentation made at the Gerontological Society of America 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL (2015); at the CRCAIH 4th Annual Health Research Summit, Fort Totten, ND (2016); and at the College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase at NDSU, Fargo, ND (2016).

Danielson, R. & Grandbois, D. (2015). Including American Indian residents in a community health needs assessment: A step toward the development of culturally appropriate care. Poster and presentation made at the College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase at NDSU, Fargo, ND.

Danielson, R., Wallenborn, J., & Warne, D. Health disparities among American Indians in North Dakota begin prenatally: Risk factors and birth outcomes. Poster and presentation made at the College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase at NDSU, Fargo, ND. People’s Choice Award (2015) and at the 2014 Graduate School Research and Arts Forum at NDSU, Fargo, ND (2014)

Danielson, R. & Grandbois, D. Community Health Needs Assessment Survey – A Focus on Concerns Voiced by Urban Indians: A Step Toward the Development of Culturally Appropriate Health Care. Presentation at the Native Health Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ (2014) and at the CRCAIH Annual Summit, Bemidji, MN (2014).

Awards

Finalist for the Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award of the Aging and Public Health Section’s program for the 2018 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association, 2018

NDSU College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase Top Award, 2016

NDSU College of Human Development and Education Research Showcase People’s Choice Award, 2015 

Grants 

Danielson, R. (2019). Federal performance measure monitoring and annual reporting for the ND Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant. Prevent Child Abuse ND (PCAND) from Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). $43,000. PI. 

Ditterick, M. Danielson, R. Larson, M. Davis, J. (2018-2022). Promoting Healthy Outcomes Through Indigenous Food Systems. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Project. $568,750 Year 1. Co-PI, lead evaluator. 

Mahoney, A., Tibke, S., Danielson, R. Davis, J. (2016, 2-year grant). ND MIECHV Innovation Grant: Self-Healing Communities. PCAND from HRSA. $440,902 ($1.96 million award total). PI, lead evaluator. 

Danielson, R. (2012-2019). Federal performance measure tracking, data quality, continuous quality improvement, and technical assistance for ND MIECHV. PCAND from HRSA. $960,886. PI. 

Danielson, R. (2014-2016). Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems performance measure tracking, program evaluation, and technical assistance. $90,358. Co-PI.

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