Dr. Soultana Macridis serves as KAI’s Vice President for Research, Evaluation, and Planning. Dr. Macridis has spent the past 15 years working in public health, where she’s used her background in social research to address the complex challenges impacting AI/AN communities through a uniquely socioecological lens. Her role at KAI has seen extensive work with the Indian Health Service, where she’s overseen national evaluations of their grant program and community opioid intervention pilot projects. She also manages the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies contract, which evaluates grantees for its Native arts and cultures program.
Dr. Macridis specializes in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, particularly in areas of community health, active living, and participatory research. She holds a doctoral degree in health promotion from McGill University, a master’s in health promotion, and bachelor’s in health studies from Queen’s University.