American Indian Studies

PNC Native American Speakers Series

Dr. Vernon Grant

Dr. Vernon Grant
November 5, 2015
7:00 p.m.
University Center Annex

Vernon Grant holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Exercise Science and Community Health from the University of Montana (2014). He was born and raised in Browning, MT and is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation (Amp-ska-pi-pikuni). 

Dr. Grant is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin in the department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He is a member of the research team working on a multi-modal obesity and diabetes intervention titled “Healthy Children Strong Families.” The study targets children age 2-5 and their caregiver in 6 American Indian communities nationwide.

Being born and raised on the reservation, Dr. Grant knows first-hand the devastating effects that diabetes has on Indian people. Accordingly, his research is focused on finding strategies to increase physical activity in American Indian populations to decrease obesity and the subsequent development of diabetes, and to underscore the health consequences attributed to leading a sedentary lifestyle. 

All members of the campus and local communities are welcome to attend this free public event. The title sponsor is PNC. Other sponsors include the Department of American Indian Studies, Museum of the Southeast American Indian, the Southeast American Indian Studies Program and the Office of Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs at




 Past Speakers

Glenn Roberts
Glenn Roberts