Spero Manson, Ph.D.
Spero M. Manson, Ph.D., (Pembina Chippewa), Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado at Denver . His programs include eight national centers, entailing research, program development, and training among 102 Native communities, spanning rural, reservation, urban, and village settings. Dr. Manson has published 160 articles on the assessment, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of physical, alcohol, drug, as well as mental health problems in this special population. A member of the Institute of Medicine, he has received numerous awards including three Distinguished Service Awards from the US Indian Health Service (1985; 1996; 2004), the prestigious Rema Lapouse Mental Health Epidemiology Award from the American Public Health Association (1998), the Distinguished Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of America (2006), the Herbert W. Nickens Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges (2006), and the George Foster Award for Excellence from the Society for Medical Anthropology (2006).