Committee advances legislation to increase accountability and transparency at the Indian Health Service

April 24, 2018
Posted by Jamie McDaniel on 07/18/2018

Yvette Roubideaux MD MPH was recently elected by Harvard alumni to a six-year term on the Harvard Board of Overseers, one of Harvard’s two governing boards. Harvard University holds an election each year for open positions on its Board of Overseers with a slate of candidates nominated by a Harvard Alumni Association committee.

All Harvard alumni receive a ballot each year to vote. According to the Harvard University website, the Harvard Board of Overseers “exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic direction, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent in certain actions, and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard Schools and departments are periodically reviewed.” During the election she was endorsed by the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard.

Dr. Roubideaux is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently the Director of the Policy Research Center at the National Congress of American Indians and was President of the Association of American Indian Physicians from 1999-2000.