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Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH

Chair, Professor and 
Mary J. Berg Distinguished Professorship in Women's Health
206B Research 2

Warne CV




Master of Public Health, 2002
Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health

Doctor of Medicine, 1995
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, 1989
Arizona State University

Postgraduate Training

Residency, Family Medicine, 1998
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Fellowship, Minority Health Policy, 2001
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Fellowship, Alternative Medicine, 1999
Arizona Center for Health and Medicine, Phoenix, Arizona

Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, 1999
UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 


Chair, Department of Public Health
Professor, Tenured, College of Health Professions

Areas of Expertise

Public Health Policy
Health Disparities
American Indian Health
Family Medicine


Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, Certification 1998-2005

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Acupuncture, 2001-2011

Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, State of South Dakota, Unrestricted Medical License Current (Issued 07/09/10)

Board of Medical Examiners, State of Arizona, Unrestricted Medical License (Issued 7/26/96)

Drug Enforcement Administration, Controlled Substance Registration (Issued 9/6/96)

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (Issued 12/99)

Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS), National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (Issued 12/00)

Honors and Awards

Promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, North Dakota State University, 2017

National Honoree, Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice, December 2016

2016 Induction to Stanford University Alumni Hall of Fame

2015 Public Health Innovation Award, National Indian Health Board, April 2015

Nomination for Consideration for United States Surgeon General, National Indian Health Board & National Congress of American Indians, Endorsed by National Rural Health Association & American Cancer Society, July 2013

Tapestry of Diverse Talents Award, Memorial Union, North Dakota State University, May 2013

Dean’s Service Award, NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences, May 2013

Green and Golden Globe Diversity Award, NDSU  Division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach, April 2013

Mary J. Berg Distinguished Professorship in Women's Health, NDSU, 2012

Josiah N. Moore Native American Alumnus of the Year, Arizona State University Alumni Association, 2008

Professional Activities, Memberships and Boards 

  • Member, National Board of Trustees, March of Dimes (2016-current)
  • Member, Health Disparities Subcommittee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015-current)
  • Member, National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services, DHHS (2015-current)
  • Member, Minority Affairs Section, American Medical Association (2014-2017)
  • Member, National Board of Directors, American Cancer Society (2011-2014) 
  • Executive Director, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (2008-2010) 
  • Senior Fellow, American Indian Health Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, University of New Mexico (2009) 
  • Health Policy Research Director, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (2006-2008) 
  • President of the Board, Native American Community Health Center, Inc in Phoenix (2004-2007) 
  • Member, Association of American Indian Physicians

Selected Publications

Warne DK, Dulacki K, Spurlock M, Meath T, Davis M, McConnell J, Adverse Childhood Experiences among American Indians in South Dakota and Associations with Mental Health Conditions, Alcohol Use, and Smoking, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, November 2017 

Mitsch A, Seneca D, Warne DK, Surendera A, Whiteside Y, HIV Care and Treatment of American Indians/Alaska Natives with Diagnosed HIV Infection—27 States and the District of Columbia, 2012, International Journal of STD & AIDS, November 2016

Larson M, Orr M, Warne DK, Using Student Health Data to Understand and Promote Academic Success in Higher Education Settings, College Student Journal, 50(4) Winter 2016

Broffman L, Spurlock M, Dulacki K, Campbell A, Rodriguez F, Wright B, McConnell KJ, Warne DK, Davis M. Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives. Journal of Rural Health, December 2015

Davis MM, Spurlock M, Dulacki K, Meath T, Hsin-Fang L, McCarty D, Warne D, Wright B, McConnell KJ. Disparities in Alcohol, Drug Use, and Mental Health Condition Prevelance and Access to Care in Rural, Isolated, and Reservation Areas: Findings from the South Dakota Health Survey. Journal of Rural Health. 2015 Oct [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12157.  PMID: 26515583.

Broffman L, Spurlock M, Dulacki K, Campbell A, Rodriguez F, Wright B, McConnell KJ, Warne D, Davis M. Understanding Treatment Gaps for Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Use in South Dakota: A Qualitative Study of Rural Perspectives. Journal of Rural Health. 2015 Dec [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1111/jrh.12167.

Warne DK, Lajimodiere D, American Indian Health Disparities: Psychosocial Influences, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, October 5, 2015

Warne D and Frizzell L, American Indian Health Policy: Historical Trends and Contemporary Issues, American Journal of Public Health: Past, Present, and Future Threats to AI/AN Health, April 22, 2014.

Strand, MA and Warne DThe Diabetes, Depression, and Alcohol Triad: Potential Impact on Community DevelopmentInternational Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 5(1), 32-46, January - March 2014

Grandbois DM, Warne DK, Eschiti V, The Impact of History and Culture on Nursing Care of Native American Elders, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, October 2012

Warne DKAmerican Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Policy: Systemic Approaches to Reducing Cancer DisparitiesJournal of Cancer Education, February 2012

Warne DK, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse-Chapter 81 Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapy in Medical Practice, Volume 3 Edited by David Rakel, MD-University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program W. B. Saunders, 2012

Warne DK, Policy Issues in American Indian Health Governance, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Spring 2011

Warne DKTen American Indian Health Policy Challenges for the New Administration in 2009Wicazo Sa Review 24, no. 1, May 2009

Warne DK, Sustainability in Healthcare: Balancing  Public Health Needs with Market Forces, Arizona Policy Choices 2007: Sustainability for Arizona, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, November 2007

Warne DK, Policy challenges in American Indian/Alaska Native health professions education, Journal of Interprofessional Care, October 2007; 21(S2): 11-19

Warne DKTraditional perspectives on child and family health, Paediatr Child Health Vol 10 No 9, November 2005

Warne DKResearch and Educational Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities Amond American Indians and Alaska Natives, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol 17 No 3, July 2006 1-6

Book Chapters

Warne DK, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse—Chapter 83
Chapters Integrative Medicine: Complementary Therapy in Medical Practice, Volume 4
Edited by David Rakel, MD-Medical College of Wisconsin
W.B. Saunders, 2016 (Publication Pending)

Warne DK, Nadeau, M, American Indian Population Health—Chapter 16
Population Health Guide Book, Public Health Foundation, Volume 1.
Taylor and Francis, 2016 (Publication Pending)


Grant Funded Programs

NDSU Principal Investigator, IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
Programs NIH Grant # 2P20GM103442-14, May 2014 – April 2019
North Dakota INBRE (UND and NDSU)

Principal Investigator, American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant #2014PG-RHC026, April 2014 – April 2017

Principal Applicant, Endowed Scholarship in American Indian Public Health
Helmsley Charitable Trust, December 2014

Co-PI, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECH-V) and Early Comprehensive Childhood Services
Health Resources and Services Administration, Jan 2014 – July 2017

Co-PI / Consultant, South Dakota Health Survey
Helmsley Charitable Trust Grant Number 2014-PG-RHC003, May 2013 – May 2015
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Principal Investigator, Money Follows the Person – Tribal Initiative
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
North Dakota Department of Human Services, June 2014 – June 2017

Project Director / Co-PI, American Indian Community Outreach
Community Transformation Grant—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
North Dakota Department of Health, September 2012 - current

Health Policy Consulting

Tribal Outreach and Engagement, South Dakota
Avera Health, January 2014-current

Community Outreach and Engagement – National Children’s Study, Apache County, Arizona
University of Arizona (2008-current)

Self-Determination Feasibility and Management of Healthcare Programs, San Carlos Apache Tribe (2007-current) 

Diabetes in Native American Communities: Journey of Hope Rosebud Reservation

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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