DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRY, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER
Spero Manson is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, directs the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, and occupies the Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Colorado, Denver. His research focuses on the assessment, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of physical, alcohol, drug, as well as mental health problems over the developmental lifespan of Native people. Dr. Manson is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s leading authorities in regards to Indian and Native health. Dr. Manson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.