Christopher Biek

Christopher Biek

Christopher Biek

Research Interests

Christopher's focus is on the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health and addiction treatments in American Indian/Native American communities. He has found very few policy interventions and culturally appropriate treatments for American Indian populations. His goal is to gather information by applying learned social work and anthropological research methods ethnographically with urban Detroit American Indian communities. He seeks to identify interventions and policies needing to be re-evaluated for their effectiveness in bridging the gaps of these disparities. He also plans to create interventions based off of stories that are either personal, connective, or both for the individual. The goal is for these narratives to help heal inter-generational and current inflicted trauma from personal and colonial influences. These interventions would be unique to each person's culture and experiences, allowing them to heal in a way not dictated by mainstream society.

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