Michelle Sarche, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and tribal citizen of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe.
Contributions to the Field
Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Sarche has worked with American Indian and Alaska Native communities for over 25 years. Her research has focused on Native children’s development, parenting, and early care and education. Current projects include the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, the Native Children’s Research Exchange Conference and Scholars program, the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey, two projects focused on home visiting, and two projects focused on alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention. Dr. Sarche’s work is supported by the Administration for Children and Families, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Sarche has been an Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow since 2018.