Spero Manson, PhD
directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver. His programs include eight national centers
that involve research, program development and training in 102 Native communities, including rural, reservation, urban and village settings. Dr. Manson has published 160 articles on the assessment,
epidemiology, treatment and prevention of physical, alcohol, drug and mental health problems in this special population.
Manson has received numerous awards including 3 Distinguished Services Awards
from the IHS, the Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award from the American Public Health Association, the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of America,
the Herbert W. Nickens Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the George Foster Award for Excellence from the Society for Medical Anthropology.