Maya Magarati, PhD

My scholarship is dedicated to reducing behavioral health disparities in Indigenous, immigrant and refugee communities. I have 13 years of experience and expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) science and practice, mixed-methods multi-level research design, cultural adaptation and translation of evidenced based interventions and culture-based practices, survey and measurement development, and dissemination and translation of findings. I am interested in examining culture-centered, land-based healing practices and mechanisms in addressing substance use, sexual health, and climate change impact.


PhD in Sociology, University of Washington, 2010

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI), School of Social Work

Department of Sociology

Recent Publications

All systems are interrelated: Multilevel interventions with indigenous communities.
(2023 Jan)
Contemp Clin Trials 124(): 107013
Johnson-Jennings MD, Rink E, Stotz SA, Magarati M, Moore RS

Predictors of STD Screening From the Indigenist Stress-Coping Model Among Native Adults With Binge Substance Use.
Front Public Health 10(): 829539
Magarati M, Chambers RS, Yenokyan G, Rosenstock S, Walls M, Slimp A, Larzelere F, Lee A, Pinal L, Tingey L

Exploring theoretical mechanisms of community-engaged research: a multilevel cross-sectional national study of structural and relational practices in community-academic partnerships.
(2022 May 2)
Int J Equity Health 21(1): 59
Oetzel JG, Boursaw B, Magarati M, Dickson E, Sanchez-Youngman S, Morales L, Kastelic S, Eder MM, Wallerstein N

Scales of Practices and Outcomes for Community-Engaged Research.
(2021 Jun)
Am J Community Psychol 67(3-4): 256-270
Boursaw B, Oetzel JG, Dickson E, Thein TS, Sanchez-Youngman S, Peña J, Parker M, Magarati M, Littledeer L, Duran B, Wallerstein N

Drug and Alcohol Policies at Tribal Colleges: A Descriptive Study Assessing Variations in Alcohol and Drug Policy by Setting.
Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 27(2): 37-59
Martin K, Solomon C, Magarati M, Parker M, Egashira L, Duran B

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