LaDonna BlueEye

Assistant Professor
Applied Health Science

lblueeye@indiana.edu
(812) 856-4343
Applied Health Science Annex, room 101

Education
  • Indiana University, Ph.D., 2014
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), M.P.H., 2003
  • University of Central Oklahoma, B.A., 1990
Courses
  • H311 Human Diseases and Epidemiology
  • B366 Community Health
Background
  • BlueEye Consulting, OKC, OK: Specialize in qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Project Director, Project TITAN: Tobacco Industry Tactics Aimed at Native Americans, OUHSC, OKC, OK
  • Project Director, Native American Prevention Research Center, OUHSC, OKC, OK
  • Public Health Excellence Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Outstanding Student Leadership Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Outstanding Graduate, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • United States Army, Active Duty Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division, Fayetteville, NC

Research Interests

  • HIV prevention and program implementation with Two Spirit (LGBT) American Indian population
  • Participatory Research Methods: Concepts, Tools & Methods
  • Participatory Learning and Action: Concepts, Tools & Methods
  • Tobacco Use Prevention Strategies with American Indian communities
  • Community health program implementation, training and evaluation
  • Health program development in Native American communities
Selected Publications

Books

BlueEye LJ. (2014) Native American locus of understanding cultural issues related to diabetes management through use of grounded theory (Doctoral dissertation). Indiana University Bloomington. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

BlueEye LJ. & Rohweder, C. (2011). Sacred Tobacco Use in Native Amercian and Alaska Native Spirituality: Implications for Tobacco Control. In A. Miller & D. Rubin (Eds.), Health communication and faith communities. New York: Hampton Press.

Tucker CM. (2011) Coffee culture: Local experiences, global connections.  Research Acknowledgement.  New York: Routhledge,

Articles

BlueEye LJ. & Rohweder, C. (2011). Sacred Tobacco Use in Native Amercian and Alaska Native Spirituality: Implications for Tobacco Control. In A. Miller & D. Rubin (Eds.), Health communication and faith communities. New York: Hampton Press

Presentations

BlueEye LJ.  (2015)  Two-Spirit Identity among Indigenous Populations:  Honoring Our Past, Healing Our Future.  Invited Guest Series.  Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Day S, Allen, S. BlueEye LJ, Brokenleg I. (2014). We Are More Than Two Spirits. Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center Webinar. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Rockville, MD.

BlueEye LJ, Steininger LJ. (2013). The Third Gender: Two-Spirit Identity in Indigenous/Native People. DePauw University. Greencastle, IN.

BlueEye, LJ. (2008). Trends in Public Health. Physical Education Summer Institute, Indiana University Bloomington. Indianapolis, IN.

BlueEye, LJ. (2008). Maternal, Child Health in Native American Communities. Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Communities. Bloomington, IN.

Rohweder C, BlueEye LJ.  (2007). Cessation services in American Indian communities: Recommendations from the National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit. American Public Health Association National Meeting. Washington, D.C.

BlueEye LJ.  (2006). Expanding the Reach and Impact of Proven Interventions-Building Capacity and Demand. Health care system strategies. Smoke-Free Families: State of the Science Capstone Meeting, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Washington, D.C.

BlueEye LJ.  (2006). Program Evaluation for Service Agencies, Youth Networking Conference, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, San Francisco, CA.

BlueEye LJ.  (2006). What We Know About Reaching Special Populations: Native American Smokers. Smoke-Free Families Annual Capstone Meeting. Washington, DC

BlueEye LJ, Jennings E, Carlson SJ, Rohweder C. (2005). Addressing Prenatal Smoking Cessation in Indigenous American Indian Communities, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco's 11th Annual Meeting and the 7th Annual SRNT European Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

BlueEye LJ, Carlson SJ, Jennings E, Rohweder C, Coachman C. (2005). Second wind, first breath: Educational materials for pregnant Native Americans, 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, IL.

Vega JC, McDammon AC, BlueEye LJ. (2005). Researching tobacco control: why the lack of information on communities of color, 2005 National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Chicago, IL.

BlueEye LJ.  (2005). Challenges to Working in Native American Communities: Addressing Barriers in Indian Country. (2005). Northern Plains Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Symposium, Rapid City, SD.

BlueEye LJ, Rohweder C. (2005). An Action Plan for Addressing Tobacco Use Among Pregnant American Indian and Alaska Native Women, National Native Tobacco Conference, Portland OR.

BlueEye LJ. (2005). Ethical Research in American Indian Communities. Many Voices, One Message. Pablo, MT.

BlueEye LJ, Rohweder C. (2005). Use of Partnerships to Increase Capacity in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, Public Health Speaker Series, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health, Oklahoma City, OK.

BlueEye LJ. (2005). Challenges to Research in Native American communities, Bridging Science & Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities. National Institute on Drug Abuse Health Disparities Conference, Atlanta GA.

Beebe LA, Cleaver VL, TallChief T, BlueEye LJ. (2002). Building a diverse partnership: creating cross cultural collaboration. Oklahoma Leadership Forum, February, Tulsa, OK.

BlueEye LJ, Beebe LA, Cleaver VL, TallChief T. (2002). Assessment of tobacco control capacity in Native American communities. Oklahoma Public Health Association Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK.

Cleaver VL, Beebe LA, TallChief T, BlueEye LJ. (2002). Tobacco cessation efforts with Native American youth in Oklahoma. National Native Conference on Tobacco, Salt Lake City, UT.

Cleaver VL, Beebe LA, BlueEye LJ, TallChief T. (2002). Participatory research: Engaging communities in tobacco prevention and control efforts. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Beebe LA, BlueEye LJ, Cleaver VL, TallChief T. (2002). Developing capacity for tobacco control in Native American communities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

BlueEye LJ, Beebe LA, Cleaver VL, TallChief T. (2002). Success of an advisory council in Native American communities, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

BlueEye LJ, Beebe LA, Cleaver VL, TallChief T. (2002). Working with Native American communities to enhance capacity for tobacco control. National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA.

Cleaver VL, Beebe LA, Tallchief T, BlueEye LJ. (2002). Lessons learned regarding implementation of a Native American teen smoking cessation program. National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA.