Wayne Warry, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Wayne Warry

Contact Info

wwarry@d.umn.edu

Office Phone 218-726-7789

Mailing Address:
Memory Keepers, MDT
624 1st Street, #201
Duluth, MN, 55805

Administrative Assistant Name
Tracy Kemp

Administrative Phone
218-726-6801

Administrative Email
Tkemp1@d.umn.edu

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Director, Rural Health Initiatives, Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team


PhD, The Australian National University

Summary

Dr. Warry is the director of Rural Health Initiatives on the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team (MK-MDT) – Health Equity. He is also a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health. 

Dr. Warry is an applied anthropologist, specializing in Indigenous and rural health research with a primary focus on the health of older adults, dementia, chronic disease and caregiving. He is co-lead with Dr. Kristen Jacklin on a research program to develop a Center for Community Engaged Rural Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research (CERDAR). CERDAR uses community-based approaches to engage rural communities in projects concerning the prevention, diagnosis and care for people with dementia in rural communities. He is also a co-investigator in the MK-MDT I-CARE research program which explores Indigenous peoples’ lived-experience with dementia.

Expertise

Dr. Warry has experience in rural and Indigenous health research, community-based participatory action research, program design, community-based training, evaluation, policy research, advocacy, health promotion, and cross-cultural awareness/cultural safety training.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Warry is an applied anthropologist, specializing in Indigenous and rural health research with a primary focus on the health of older adults, dementia, chronic disease and caregiving.

Publications

Kristen Jacklin1, Karen Pitawanakwat2, Melissa Blind3, Megan E. O’Connell4, Jennifer Walker5, Andrine M. Lemieux6, Wayne Warry7 2020. Developing the Canadian Indigenous Cognitive Assessment for use with Indigenous older Anishinaabe adults in Ontario, Canada", Oxford University press on behalf of the Gerontological Society of America. Innovation in Aging: An Open Access Journal of the Gerontological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa038

Kristen Jacklin, Karen Pitawanakwat, Melissa Blind, Andrine M Lemieux, Adam Sobol and Wayne Warry. 2020. Peace of Mind: A Community-industry-academic partnership to adapt dementia technology for Anishinaabe communities on Manitoulin Island. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, Vol 7:1-11 https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2055668320958327Sage Publications.

Oxana Mian, MA, John C. Hogenbirk, MSc, David Marsh, PhD, Owen Prowse, MD, Miriam Cain and Wayne Warry, PhD. 2019. Tracking Indigenous applicants through the admissions process of a socially accountable medical school: findings from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Canada. Academic Medicine, Vol. 94, No 8/August 2019, pp.1211- 1219.

Webkamigad S*, Warry W, Blind M, Jacklin K. An Approach to Improve Dementia Health Literacy in Indigenous Communities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Published online Dec 18, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10823-019-09388-2

Jacklin K, Pace JE*, & Warry W. (2015) Informal Dementia Caregiving among Indigenous Communities in Ontario, Canada. Care Management Journals 16(2): 106-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1521-0987.16.2.106