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Sandra L. Momper

Associate Professor of Social Work

Sandra L. Momper
Sandra L. Momper has 20 years of mental health experience with American Indian and African American families as well as community organizing experience. Her aim is to reduce health disparities, provide culturally appropriate interventions for AI/ANs and impact policy changes regarding funding opportunities for physical and mental health and substance abuse treatment for AI/AN youth and families. She is the 2015 recipient of the University of Michigan Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award.

Professor Momper is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Her dissertation research on Maternal Gambling, Parenting in the Home Environment, and Child Outcomes in Native American Families was funded by the NIMH. She moved to Michigan in 2006 for a NIDA funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) where she studied substance abuse from a multidisciplinary perspective. While at UMSARC she received funds from the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network to conduct a study entitled Potential Association of Tobacco Use and Gambling among Native American Populations. UMSARC and the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Research and Training Center funded a study entitled OxyContin Use and Abuse on a Great Lakes Indian Reservation: Prevalence and Treatment Barriers. In 2008 she received a NIDA funded Diversity Supplement and was an investigator on a study of Ecologic Stressors, PTSD, and Drug Use in Detroit. Since 2007 she has been active at American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan, Inc. (AIHFS). She was the Co-PI and Evaluator for AIHFS’ Circles of Care Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant, the Inter-tribal Council of Michigan’s Systems of Care Expansion Planning SAMHSA grant, and AIHFS’ Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention SAMHSA grant. She is presently the Co-PI and Evaluator for the Expansion of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families SAMHSA grant in collaboration with AIHFS and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority entitled When We Work Together, Then We Are Wise “Pii Maamwinokiyaang, Miidash Nibwaakaayaang.” She also is the Co-PI and Evaluator for AIHFS’ second GLS SAMHSA grant entitled “Manidookewigashkibjigan” Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Project. Her research interests include gambling, substance abuse, PTSD, suicide, mental health, and health disparities among rural and urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and families.

Research Interests/Focus

Gambling, substance abuse, PTSD, mental health and health disparities among rural and urban American Indians.

Contact Information

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(734) 763-6578smomper@umich.edu2734 SSWBUniversity of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 763-6578Ste C 2194University of Michigan
Substance Abuse Res Cntr
2025 Traverwood Dr Ste C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Education

Year Degree   School
2005 PhD Social Work University of Pittsburgh, PA
1991 MSW University of Pittsburgh, PA
1973 BS Social Work University of Slippery Rock, Slippery Rock, PA
Year Description
2017 Mueller-Williams, A.C., Tauiliili, D., Momper, S. L., & Delva, J. (2017). Prescription Opioid and Marijuana Use on an American Indian Reservation: Comorbid versus Marijuana Use Only. Society for Social Work Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Burrage, R., & Momper, S.L. (2017). A Social-Ecological Approach to Understanding Urban American Indian Youth Suicide Prevention. Society for Social Work and Research Conference, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Tauiliili, D., Momper, S. L., & Marshall, K. (2017) Implementation of the “Minobimaadiz Baagosenmaang, Hope and Wellness Screen” for Suicide with American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations Youth. Suicidology at 50: Honoring the Past-Innovating for the Future. American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
2017 Marshall, K., Momper, S. L., Lockhart, L., & Watkins, Darius. (2017). Suicide Prevention in Indian Country. Suicidology at 50: Honoring the Past-Innovating for the Future. American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
2017 Marshall, K., & Momper, S. L. (2017). Sacred Bundle: Native American Suicide Prevention Partnerships to Prevent Suicide on Reservations and Urban Populations. Suicidology at 50 Honoring the Past-Innovating for the Future. American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ..
2016 Ustel, P., Perone, A.K.,* Ortega, R. M., & Momper, S.L. (2016) Applying Critical Intersectionality through Focus Groups. Council on Social Work Education APM, Atlanta, GA.
2016 Momper, S. L., & Hopson, J. (2016, March). Undergraduate research opportunity program bi- weekly seminar on careers panel. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
2016 Momper, S. L., Tauiliili, D., Mueller-Williams, A. C., & Delva, J. (2016, January). Responding to a community's voice: Using culturally appropriate methods to gather drug use data with American Indians. Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), Washington, DC.
2015 Momper, S. L. (2015, May). The conduct of research with American Indian communities from a critical intersectionality perspective: Presentation at the privilege, oppression, diversity, social justice…implementing critical intersectionality in research: Methodology, Methods, and Steps Conference, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015 Momper, S. L. (2015, June). American Indian and Alaska native health disparities: What can be done? Conversations on Disparities-Bridges Program. University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015 Mueller-Williams, A. C., Tauiliili, D., Momper, S. L., Tuomi, A., & Bieber, C. (2015, November). 'I'm grateful for waking up every morning:' Screening for suicide risk among American Indian/Alaska native and first nations youth. Poster at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2015 Mueller-Williams, A. C., Tauiliili, D., Tuomi, A., Fox, N., & Momper, S. L. (2015, November). Developing a process to address suicide among American Indian/Alaska native youth. American Public Health Association (APHA), Chicago, IL.
2015 Louise, T., Mueller-Williams, A. C., Momper, S. L., Tuomi, A., & Palmer, C. (2015, November). American Indian health and family services and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority merged two established systems of care to develop programs and promote policy hange. American Public Health Association (APHA), Chicago, IL.
2014 Momper, S. L. (2014, December). Report to the Community on Cultural and Linguistic Competency. Keynote speaker at 5th Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Connections, Southgate, MI.
2014 Allen, L., Mueller-Williams, A. C., Tauiliili, D., Momper, S. L. & The American Indian Health and Family Services GLS Suicide Prevention Team (2014, October). I am grateful for my family. Preliminary Data on American Indian Health & Family Services' Gatekeeper Trainings and Suicide Screening. Michigan Institute for Clinical Health Research Symposium: "Coloring Outside the Lines." Ann Arbor, MI.
2014 Mueller-Williams, A. C., Tauiliili, D., Allen, L, Momper, S. L. & The American Indian Health and Family Services GLS Suicide Prevention Team (2014, September). I am grateful for my family and Native American Culture: Preliminary Results Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Youth Suicide Prevention Project in Southeast Michigan. World Suicide Prevention Day at American Indian Health and Family Services, Detroit, MI.
2014 Momper, S. L. (2014, November). Working with American Indians & Alaska Natives in a healthcare setting. Invited presentation at Toledo Outpatient Veteran's Administration Clinic-Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Toledo, OH.
2014 Momper, S. L. (2014, December). When we work together, then we are wise. "Pii Maamwinokiyaang, Miidash Nibwaakaayaang." Invited presentation at Connections: Wayne County System of Care: 4 Year SAMHSA Expansion Grant: Cultural and Linguistic Competency Report, Detroit, MI.
2012 Momper, S. L., & Fox-Simon, S. (2012, March). Grant writing for Native Americans. Workshop at the Native American Critical Issues Conference: Anishinaabe Leadership, Education, Diplomacy, Lansing, MI.
2008 Momper, S. L. (2008). Full house: Is gambling a natural addiction? Presented at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center. Ann Arbor, MI.
2008 Momper, S. L. (2008). Talking circles as participatory action research on an Indian reservation. Presented at the Society for Social Work Research 2008 Conference, Washington, DC.
2008 Momper, S. L., Simon, B., Swain-Gant, A., & Church, J. (2008). Black Indians: An American story. Presentation and panel discussion. University of Michigan School of Social Work: Martin Luther King Day. Ann Arbor, MI.
2008 Noori, M., Kimowan, H., Fox, N., Hinajosa, M., Momper, S. L., & Simon, B. (2008). Dreamseekers Miinwaa Wisdomkeepers Anishinaabemtawaad: A Language Program Bridging Generations and Location. Presented at the 2008 Michigan Indian Education Council Native American Critical Issues Conference, Mount Pleasant, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). How social work practice experience enhances community based research. Presented at the University of Michigan Brown Bag Lunch (SSW), Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). American Indian views of tobacco and smoking. Presented at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). Community based participatory research on a reservation: American Indian views of gambling, alcohol, smoking and drug use. Presented at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). Conducting focus groups as "talking circles" to gather American Indian views of gambling, alcohol, smoking and drug use. University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC), Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). Gambling and tobacco use among Native Americans. Presented at the University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network (UMTRN), Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). Marijuana: Schedule I drug or not? Presented at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center, (UMSARC), Ann Arbor, MI.
2007 Momper, S. L. (2007). Using focus groups to gather American Indian views of gambling, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association Conference, Washington, DC.
2007 Momper, S. L., & Simon, B. (2007). Semaa-tobacco: The history and tradition of tobacco from an Anishinaabeg perspective. Presented at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC), Ann Arbor, MI.
2006 Momper, S. L., & Verville, T. (2006). Informational session on crystal meth for child care workers. Presented at the Bad River Indian Reservation, Odanah, WI.
2006 Momper, S. L. (2006). Gambling: Effects on Native American moms and children. Presented at the 20th National Conference on Prevention, Research and Treatment of Problem Gambling, National Council on Problem Gambling, St. Paul, MN.
2006 Momper, S. L. (2006). Mixed method research. Presented at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC), Ann Arbor, MI.
2006 Momper, S. L. (2006). Maternal gambling, parenting in the home environment, and child outcomes in Native American families. Presented at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference, San Antonio, TX.
2005 Momper, S. L. (2005). Black Indians: An American story, Presented in MSW class, Foundations of Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2004 Momper, S. L. (2004). Native American historical overview. Presented in MSW class, Foundations of Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2003 Momper, S. L. (2003). Native American historical overview. Presented in MSW class, Foundations of Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2002 Momper, S. L. (2002). Indian boarding school history. Presented in MSW class, Foundations of Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2001 Momper, S. L. (2001). Indian boarding school history. Presented in MSW class, Foundations of Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2001 Momper, S. L. (2001). Native American historical overview and current gambling trends. Presented in BASW class, Ethnicity and social welfare, University of Pittsburgh, PA.
2000 Momper, S. L. (2000). Native American historical overview. Presented in ASW class, Social Work Practice, Community College of Allegheny County.
1999 Momper, S. L. (1999). Counseling of children based on a Native American perspective. Presented at the Rediscovering Re-ed Conference/Pressley Ridge Schools, Snowshoe, WV.
1995 Momper, S.L. (1995) Racially Equitable Services for Exceptional Children, Teacher training workshop, Woodland Hills School District, Pgh, PA.
1994 Momper, S. L.& Soeder, P. (1994). Cultural diversity issues: Teaching about Native Americans, Teacher Training seminar, Woodland Hills School District, Pgh, PA.
1991 Momper, S. L. (1991, 1990) Family based counseling, Caseworker Training, Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families, Pgh, PA.
1991 Momper, S. L. (1991, 1990) Risk Assessment, Caseworker training, Allegheny County Children, Youth, and Families, Pgh, PA
1990 Momper, S. L. (1990) Inspiration for the 90's: The Challenge of Services for Children and Families, Pgh, PA.
1986 Momper, S. L. (1986) Teacher Interview Survey, Training, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pgh, PA.

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