Lisa Marin Wexler
B.A., University of West Florida, 1991; M.S.W., Florida State University, 1996; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005
American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention; Indigenous Youth Resilience; Culturally-Specific Behavioral Health Services; Digitally-Enhanced Participatory Research
My research focuses on three overlapping and complimentary areas that address both scientific and community priorities. My work incorporates unique approaches that engage participants and enhance cultural and community strengths. Drawing from intergenerational narratives and indigenous wisdom, I aim to illuminate the problem of youth suicide in ways that offer individuals, families and tribal communities possibilities for action. Most recently, this work emphasizes resilience, and utilizes digital technology to engage participants and to disseminate results.
Wexler, L., Eglinton, K, Gubrium, A. (Available on-line). Using Digital Stories to Understand the Lives of Alaska Native Young People. Youth & Society.
Wexler, L. & Gone, J. (Available on-line). Examining Cultural Incongruities in Western and Indigenous Suicide Prevention to Develop Responsive Programming. American Journal of Public Health.
Wexler, L. (2011). Intergenerational Exchange as Data Collection: Introducing a Community-Based Participatory Approach to Connect Youth, Adults and Elders in a Tribal Community. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3): 248-264.
Wexler, L. (2011). Behavioral health services “don’t work for us”: Cultural incongruities in human service systems for Alaska Native communities, 47(1-2): 157-169.
Wexler, L. (2009). Identifying Colonial Discourses in Inupiat Young People’s Narratives as a Way to Understand the No Future of Inupiat Youth Suicide. Journal of American Indian Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 16(1): 1-24.