​​"​To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

Dr. Grandois’ past research and research publications include:
Grandbois, D. M. & Sanders, G.F. (2009). The resilience of Native American Elders. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30 (9), 569-580.
Selzler, B. & Grandbois, D. M. (2011). Best practices for psychological support of communities after a disaster, International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, (ISSN:1743-3509):Disaster Management and Human Health Risk II,www.witpress.com/journals.html.
Grandbois, D. M. & Sanders, G. F. (2012). Resilience and stereotyping: The experience of Native American Elders. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 23 (4) Guest Editorial:
Grandbois, D. M., Warne, D. & Ischiti, V. (2012). Impact of History and Culture on Nursing Care of Native American Elders, Journal of Gerontological Nursing,38 (10) 3-5
Grandbois, D. M., Madison-Jacobs, R.C. & Sanders, G.F. (2009). A perspective of American Indian and Alaska Native Nurses. In H. Bessent (Ed.). Monograph: Minority Nurses in the New Century, Sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 101-109
Grandbois, D. M. & Moss, M. (2015). Northern Great Plains in American Indian Health and Nursing, M Moss (Ed.), 1st Edition, Springer Publishing Co. 

Dr. Grandbois professional presentations include:
Grandbois, D. M. (2011). Resilience & Stereotyping: The Experience of Native American Elders, Peace, Good Mind, & Strength: Indigenous Principles of Health Disparities Research and Training for the Seven Generations, 23rd Annual Native Research Network Conference, Niagara Falls, New York, June 27-30, 2011
Grandbois, D. M. (2013). An indigenous community's journey to access culturally appropriate healthcare. 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, American Public Health Association, Boston, Mass. November 3, 2013
Grandbois, D.M., & Danielson, R. (2014). Engaging Stakeholders of Research: American Indian Community- Health Needs Assessments. “Making Relatives for Community- Based Research. Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) Summit 2014, June 11 & 12, Bemidji, MN
Grandbois, D.M., Danielson, R.; Yellowbird, W., Wallette, J., Alexander, C. & Cobb, S. (2014). A Native American Communities Journey to achieve culturally appropriate care. Resiliency, the Science of Strength, Native Research Network, 25th Anniversary Native Health Research Conference, June 1-5, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
Danielson, R. & Grandbois, D. M. (2014). Demonstrating the Need for Culturally Appropriate Health Care: Results of an Urban American Indian Community Health Needs Assessment. Resiliency, the Science of Strength, Native Research Network, 25th Anniversary Native Health Research Conference, June 1-5, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
Grandbois, D. M. (2015). Oral Presentation, Equipping Public Health Leaders Who Can Address the Health Issues in American Indian Communities through Culturally Congruent Approaches. American Public Health Association Meeting, Chicago, Ill.November 1-4

Dr. Donna Grandbois is an Associate Professor with a dual appointment in the School of Nursing and the Department of Public Health, NDSU. She is a Master's prepared psychiatric nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist program, UND) and has her PhD in gerontology. She teaches in the Master of Public Health graduate program in the American Indian Public Health Track and in the BSN -RN nursing degree program in the School of Nursing. She strives as a Team Member, Community Transformation Grant (CTG), State Leadership, Community Engagement, Tribal Community Pilot Projects Implementation Stage Hampton Faculty Fellow, and Spirit of Eagles American Indian Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer Research; Requires successful completion of coursework in (1) Cancer Health Disparities in AIAN, (2) Cancer and Co-morbid Conditions, (3) CBPR, (4) CBPR Evaluation, and (5) Grantsmanship.

Dr. Grandbois areas of expertise includes resilience and empowerment at the individual and community level Gerontology and Native Americans/elders Vulnerable populations Health disparities related to trauma Aging and mental health issues Equitable distribution of comprehensive healthcare, educational, and economic resources.

Dr. Donna Grandboise