Superfund Research Program

April 2024

Researchers at Fidalgo Bay
Researchers from SRP and Tribal partners collect samples in Fidalgo Bay, not far from a petrochemical plant. (Photo courtesy of the OSU SRP Center)

Jamie Donatuto, Ph.D., is in a unique position as both the environmental health analyst for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and as the co-leader of the Community Engagement Core at the Oregon State University Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center. She has spent decades researching the intersections of environmental contaminant exposures, Indigenous practices, and community health, and she regularly advocates for and educates others about ethical research collaborations that benefit Tribal health.

“When you talk to Indigenous folks about health, their focus is much broader than only physiological health,” said Donatuto. “It’s about the health of their family, the health of their community, and the health of the natural world.”

To learn more, see the Grantee Highlight of her work.