Ethnicity and Health in America Series: Featured Psychologists

Alice F. Chang, PhDAlice F. Chang, PhD, is a scientist-practitioner and breast cancer champion. She founded the Academy for Cancer Wellness, a nonprofit organization benefiting individuals diagnosed with cancer, and their relatives and friends. Chang is also the author of "A Survivor's Guide to Breast Cancer," which is both a memoir and professional guide to diagnosis, treatment and survival. Early on in her career, Chang established a model licensure law for psychologists and a continuing education criterion for licensure, which were adopted and enacted as a law by the Kansas legislature. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors on both the local and nationally level, and her contributions in psychology, which span more than 30 years, continue to be recognized and celebrated.

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About OEMA's Featured Psychologists

APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs regularly features notable ethnic minority psychologists as part of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series. This series focuses on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to the ethnic group honored during four key months: Black History Month in February, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September and National American Indian Heritage Month in November.

Through the featured psychologists of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series, OEMA hopes to raise public awareness about health concerns among people of color and also encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating disparities in health. 

Native American

Psychologists featured for National American Indian Heritage Month:

  • Teresa LaFramboise, PhD
    LaFramboise is concerned with helping ethnic minority students survive acculturation pressure, cultural adjustment, discrimination, major life transitions and other stresses that are so typical — and so often neglected — in children and adolescents.

  • Joseph P. Gone, PhD
    Gone examines cultural influences on mental health status, as well as the intersection of evidence-based practice and cultural competence in mental health services. 

  • Marigold Linton, PhD
    Linton was the the first American Indian to earn a PhD in psychology, and she has been an advocate for American Indians in the advancement of degrees in the sciences.

  • Iva Greywolf, PhD
    Educates others about the variety of behavioral health issues impacting Native/Indian populations.

  • John Chaney, PhD
    Director of the Marriage and Family Clinic, the American Indian Into Psychology Program and the American Indian Studies Program.

  • Jacque Gray, PhD
    Director of the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE) and the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI).

  • Arthur McDonald, PhD
    The first American Indian man to earn a doctorate in psychology.

  • Carolyn Lewis Attneave, PhD
    Attneave's strong sense of community drove her iconic career in cross-cultural topics, counseling and psychotherapy for Native Americans.