Spero Manson PhDDistinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry; Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health; Director, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
Dr. Manson is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health, and directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH), within the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received 35 awards from the National Institutes of Health, National Academy of Medicine, Indian Health Service, Veterans Administration, other universities, and professional organizations for scholarly achievements, mentorship, and applied work in programming and policy.
As the founder of CAIANH, Dr. Manson pursues research, education, program development, training, and collaboration with 250 Native communities, spanning rural, reservation, urban, and village settings. In this role, he has worked to improve access to and delivery of health care, inform policy change for Native veterans, and mentor younger generations of American Indian and Alaska Native scientists. Dr. Manson has spearheaded initiatives to integrate a wide range of health services in primary care settings through tribal and Indian Health Service programs. Throughout his career, Manson has sought to redress historical inequities and incorporate Native experience, culture, and traditions in his research.