Our research in and with Northern Communities has been concerned with overlapping, self-organizing social networks that form around public health, economy, and resource development.
Currently we are working with two Inupiat communities in Alaska. This project aims to prevent rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide and was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project began in spring 2015 and will continue into 2017 in Northern Alaska. The Informal Networks in Two Labrador Communities research took place in 2009-2013, and involved interviews with 800 individuals (with funding from the US National Science Foundation).