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Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Committee Members

Linda D. Bane Frizzell, Ph.D.

Dean’s Office
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis Indian Health Board, Governing Board

Member, Advisory Committee on Minority Health

Dr.  Linda D. Bane Frizzell has extensive experience and practice as a provider with and administrator of Indian health systems. She holds a doctoral degree in physiology, education administration, and gerontology, and a postdoctorate in epidemiology. Her endeavors have included a broad range of professional preparations, both in medicine and education, dedicated to improvement of quality of life across the lifespan. She has provided numerous testimonies concerning health care policy, health issues, public health, cultural attunement, and tribal consultation. Her specialties include health services administration, clinic management, rural and Indian health policy and legislation, gerontology, public health, cultural humility, health and education research, behavioral health, community assessment, evaluation, exercise physiology, health education, physical rehabilitative therapy, service learning administration, Senior Corps administration, and therapeutic recreation.

Dr. Frizzell has been honored to be a tribal technical advisor for health care and services policy for over 25 years. She has extensive experience working with countless tribes across the nation to enhance their infrastructures and assist in their quest for self-determination. Dr. Frizzell was chosen to be in the first class of Rural Health Fellows, a program initiated by the Office of Rural Health Policy, and served as technical adviser and writer for the Indian Health Care Improvement Act(Public Law 94-437 as amended). She continues to serve on expert panels for legislative proposals and policy administration. Dr. Frizzell is a member of the International Suicide Prevention workgroup for American Indians and Alaska Natives (Canada–USA); a member of the Medicare, Medicaid and Health Reform Policy Committee (MMPC); and the chair of the MMPC Behavioral Health Subcommittee. The Secretary of Health and Human Services recently appointed her to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health.

Additionally, Dr. Frizzell has served as a principle investigator/project director on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Systems of Care project and as a consultant for National Institutes of Health research projects. She has provided tribal policy trainings for Federal grant officers. Dr. Frizzell is currently a faculty member of the University of Minnesota, where she teaches and provides presentations on tribal public health and wellness.

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