Chelsea Wesner

Chelsea Wesner

Instructor

DEAN OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 301

Phone: (605) 658-6335

Email: Chelsea.Wesner@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Social and Behavioral Sciences Health Policy, Public Health Research with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities


Research Interests:

American Indian/Alaska Native health, maternal and child health, food security, food sovereignty


Education:

  • MPH, Health Promotion Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2010
  • MSW, Administrative and Community Practice, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • BA, Sociology/American Indian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker, Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners

Grants:

  • Faculty Research Mentor, BRIN Undergraduate Research Fellowship, SD Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) / NIH. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • SHS Seed Grant, USD School of Health Sciences. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - Present)

Publications:

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  • Wesner, Chelsea. Making the connection: Engaging community partners to address Type 2 diabetes in vulnerable populations.. In A compendium of stories from the CDC's National Program to Eliminate Diabetes-Related Disparities in Vulnerable Populations.. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation, 2016.
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Part IV - Traditional Foods in Native America: A Compendium of Stories from the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Edited by CDC. Vol. 4. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015.
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Part III - Traditional Foods in Native America: A Compendium of Stories from the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Edited by CDC. Vol. 3. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015.
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Part II - Traditional Foods in Native America: A Compendium of Stories from the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Edited by CDC. Vol. 2. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Part I - Traditional Foods in Native America: A Compendium of Stories from the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Edited by CDC. Vol. 1. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2016 Course Design Fellowship, USD Center for Teaching and Learning, 2016

Presentations:

  • Yockey, Jean, Wesner, Chelsea, Larson, June, Norris, Debra. Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for Teaching About the Social Determinants of Health. Presented at the SD Public Health Association Conference, Sioux Falls. (June 19, 2018)
  • Shouldis, Carmelita, Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu. American Indian representation in community health needs assessments conducted by South Dakota nonprofit hospitals. Presented at the 40th American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference, Denver, CO. (September 22, 2017)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Shouldis, Carmelita. Inclusion of AI/ANs in Community Health Needs Assessments Conducted by Nonprofit Hospitals in South Dakota. Presented at the 1st National Native Health Research Training Conference, Denver, CO. (September 18, 2017)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, , . Public Health 101: Prevent, Promote, Protect. Presented at the USD Health Care Careers Camp. (June 20, 2017)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Fishback, Mary Beth, Shouldi, C. Approach of nonprofit hospitals in fulfilling community health needs assessment requirements.. Presented at the Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium, Sioux Falls. (May 31, 2017)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Killian, Scott. Public Health 101: Prevent, Promote, Protect. Presented at the USD Health Care Careers Camp. (June 2016)
  • Wesner, Chelsea. ?Traditional foods have become a way to talk about health in our communities: Stories of diversity, resiliency, and traditional knowledge.
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Public Health 101: Prevent. Promote. Protect..
  • Wesner, Chelsea. Public Health 101: Spotlight on American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
  • Wesner, Chelsea A., Satterfield, Dawn, DeBruyn, Lemyra, Skye, Aubrey. Traditional foods have become a way to talk about health. Presented at the CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program - Seminar and Visit, USD. (September 22, 2015)