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Lisa Lefler - Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC, US

Lisa Lefler Lisa Lefler

Associate Professor | Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC, UNITED STATES

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Areas of Expertise (10)

Native Health

American Indian Fatherhood

Native American Studies

Appalachian Studies

Cherokee Studies

Psychological Anthropology

Medical Anthropology

Applied Research Methods

Alcohol & Drug Studies w/ American Indian Populations

Applied Indigenous Knowledge

Education (3)

University of Tennessee Knoxville: Ph.D., Anthropology 1996

Western Carolina University: M.A.

Appalachian State University: B.A.

Media Appearances (2)

Cherokee Studies Program’s endowed scholarship renamed for T.J. Holland

WCU Stories  online

2020-10-05

Brett Riggs, WCU’s Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies, described Holland as the bridge between the Eastern Band and the university, the “person who translated academia for his Cherokee community and constituency, and who brought understanding of the perspectives of his community to the academy.” Lisa Lefler, director of WCU’s Culturally Based Native Health Program, recalled he was instrumental in “assisting with our annual medicine walks, elders and clinicians’ meetings, as well as the annual Rooted in the Mountains symposium,” and wrote extensively about the importance of respecting tribal protocols in conducting research in native communities.

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Cherokee conference celebrates power of place

Mountain Xpress  online

2017-10-21

“My mother and my brother were mountain people,” says conference organizer Lisa Lefler, founder of the Center for Native Health, a nonprofit based in Dillsboro. “They loved the mountains; the mountains allowed them to survive through their childhood into adulthood. My mother used to talk with Tom Belt … for hours about the mountains.”

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