AAIP Member Dr. Dorothy Rhoades Recent Promotion

Posted by Margaret Knight on 08/12/2020
We are proud to acknowledge the recent promotion of Dr. Dorothy Rhoades (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma), one of our AAIP members, to Clinical Professor of  Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.
 
Dorothy Rhoades, MD, MPH, is the Director of American Indian Cancer Research Initiatives for the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center  at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Rhoades earned her medical degree from the  
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed the American Indian Health  Fellowship at the University of  Washington where she also earned a Master of Public Health degree in  epidemiology. She went on to complete the Native Investigator Development program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences for additional training  American Indian health research. She then became  faculty for the Native Investigator program, a role she continues today as mentor for American Indian  junior investigators embarking on research careers in American Indian health. Her research focused on  American Indian health with a particular focus on chronic diseases as well as quality of data available for the study of American Indian health disparities. Her current research focuses on American Indian cancer disparities.  Dr. Rhoades also sees patients as a hospitalist at the medical center.
 
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there were only 7 American Indian or Alaska Native full-time women faculty at the full professor rank in 2018 out of a total of over 9600. Congratulations Dr. Rhoades on your achievement and long term service to science and to our people!