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:

  • Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game-based Approach to Teaching Social Determinants of Health, School of Health Sciences. Grant Role: Supporting. (2017 - 2018)
  • 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:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Wesner, Chelsea. Part V - 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, 64. Vol. 5. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018.
  • 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:

  • Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Shouldis, C. Inclusion of American Indians in Community Health Needs Assessments Conducted by Nonprofit Hospitals in South Dakota. Presented at the 2018 Annual American Public Health Meetings, San Diego, CA. (November 10, 2018)
  • 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)
  • Wesner, Chelsea, Sudhagoni, Ramu, Shouldis, C. A Summary of community health needs assessment data from nonprofit hospitals in South Dakota: Implications for health equity. Presented at the Population Health Research Summit, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 17, 2018)
  • Yockey, Jean, Feldhacker, Diana, Wesner, Chelsea, Larson, June, Sudhagoni, Ramu. Strategies for Health: Inter-professional Game for Teaching the Social Determinants of Health. Presented at the 7th Annual Scholl of Health Sciences Research Conference,, Vermillion, SD. (April 6, 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)