Danielle Gartner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Wilson Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824

Curriculum Vitae

Danielle R. Gartner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) is a population health scientist whose work recognizes and supports Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and resurgence. Dr. Gartner’s research is interdisciplinary and informed by frameworks and methods used in epidemiology, health services, sociology, geography, and Indigenous studies. Her specific research foci include: (i) understanding how federal level public policies and tribal sovereignty interact to influence women’s health across Indian Country, (ii) expanding methods and methodologies for reproductive health disparity and equity estimation, (iii) determining the causes, consequences, and community-based solutions to disparities in obstetric and gynecologic healthcare use, and (iv) developing tools to support the health and well-being of Indigenous children. Her projects have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

Dr. Gartner received her PhD in Social Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a trainee at the Carolina Population Center. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University. She also previously worked as a program director at non-profits that fought for environmental justice in Flint and Ypsilanti, Michigan.