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C. June Strickland Ph.D., RN

Professor Emerita

I am a retired Professor Emerita in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics. My research focus is in advancing the science and practice of transcultural nursing in the area of prevention with American Indian/Alaska Natives.  I have aimed to support the advancement of American Indian/Alaska (AI/AN) Native health through research, teaching and community service. In this respect, I have a history of over 25 years of research with tribes in Washington state and designed women’s health screening programs culturally tailored for AI/AN women.  I worked closely with two Coast Salish tribes to establish community health clinical rotations for the University of Washington School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate students in 1997 which continue to be provided. I also developed a manual of lesson plans and a related video series to advance the preparation of tribes in grant writing.  I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, served on the Spirit of Eagles Community Network project for over 20 years and remain active in professional organization such and the Transcultural Nursing Society and the Native Research Network.


  • BSN, University of Alabama – 1963
  • MS, University of Washington – 1976
  • PhD, University of Washington – 1983

Awards and Accolades:

  • 2012 Dr. Frank Dukepoo Senior Native Research award for exceptional contributions to Native research by the Native Research Network (NRN) and Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • 2012 Excellence in promoting diversity through teaching award UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  • 2013 Sandra Eyres Excellence in Graduate Teaching award UW School of Nursing, Seattle, WA
  • 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service award sponsored by he UW Health Sciences Administration and the UW Medical Center.

What classes do  you teach?

Previously taught:

  1. Community Assessment
  2. Health Care Policy, Economics, and Finance for Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students
  3. Conducting Research with American Indian Populations (graduate students) ,
  4. Community Health (NUR 420)
  5. Nursing Management (undergraduate students)
  6. Grounded Theory Research Methodology for Ph.D. students.

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

In my many years of work at the University of Washington School of Nursing, I loved the support of senior faculty, the sense of community, and the respect and support for diversity. I was actively involved in the UW School of Nursing Diversity Committee and currently serve on the UW Office of Minority Affairs, and Diversity American Indian/Alaska Native Advisory Committee.

Additional Associations

  • Oregon Health Sciences Summer Institute
  • FDA Risk Communications Advisory Committee, CEDI Health Sciences Diversity Committee
  • Spirit of Eagles Community Networks grant and NCI American Indian/Alaska Native Network Committee

Training lectures

I have developed a series of tribal training lectures as part of the Building a Sustainable Indian Tribal Infrastructure for Translational Research project. Access the training lecture modules:

I have also developed a faculty training lecture, Building a Sustainable Indian Tribal Infrastructure for Translational Research


Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Research Centers

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Home address: 626-167th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98008

Office room number:
5th floor (Professor Emeritus shared office)