Danner PeterPhD Student
Danner Peter is a PhD student in Biomedical Health Informatics. He is an enrolled member of the Diné (Navajo) from New Mexico, and has worked in various capacities to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous communities across the US. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Danner has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Navajo Linguistics. He completed a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a specialization in Native Hawaiian & Indigenous Health. As a Program Specialist at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Tribal Epidemiology Center, he oversees the VacciNative program to increase vaccination rates among American Indian/Alaskan Native adults. His research interests include applying data science and artificial intelligence to public health challenges, especially in the areas of infectious diseases, disease surveillance, and predictive epidemiology. In his spare time, he enjoys getting lost in the outdoors, woodworking, baking, knitting, and being involved in the local AI/AN communities.