ENRICH Global Chairs

A four year program designed to create an integrated international network of Indigenous and allied scholars working in Indigenous data sovereignty and governance across a variety of disciplines including law, public health, policy, and genomic sciences.

Each Global Chair will hold a one-month residency in New York at New York University (NYU) where they will develop an ENRICH topic-specific briefing paper, coordinate a networking workshop, deliver talks at NYU, and build networks with researchers, agencies, and communities.

Each Global Chair will also commit two months to network building, outreach, and ENRICH vision initiatives within their national and regional context, as well as building infrastructure for regional hubs through engagements and topic-based workshops, talks with researchers, agencies, and communities, and coordinating regional input in collaborative reports produced with ENRICH. The ENRICH Global Chairs Initiative is supported by the Minderoo Foundation.

2022-2023 ENRICH Global Chairs


Keolu Fox

Keolu Fox is the first Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) to receive a doctorate in genome sciences, and is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, affiliated with the Department of Anthropology, the Global Health Program, the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, the Climate Action Lab, the Design Lab, and the Indigenous Futures Institute.

His work focuses on the connection between raw data as a resource and the emerging value of genomic health data from Indigenous communities. He has experience designing and engineering genome sequencing and editing technologies, and a decade of grassroots experience working with Indigenous partners to advance precision medicine.

As an ENRICH Global Chair, Keolu will build a library for Indigenous health data in partnership with Indigenous communities. He will pilot a platform that will enable collecting and protecting Indigenous health data using Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS) principles, which provides a framework for allowing Indigenous communities themselves to manage and benefit from their own data. Ultimately, he hopes to create a replicable standard for Indigenous data sovereignty.

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Krystal Tsosie

Krystal Tsosie (Diné/Navajo Nation), MPH, MA, PhD candidate is an Indigenous geneticist-bioethicist at Vanderbilt University, incoming faculty at Arizona State University. As an advocate for Indigenous genomic and data sovereignty, she co-founded the first US Indigenous-led biobank, a 501c3 nonprofit research institution called the Native BioData Consortium. Much of her current research centers on ethical engagement with Indigenous communities in precision health. She also incorporates biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, public health, and computational approaches to cancer health disparities, particularly in women’s health. At the laboratory bench, she developed and patented a combined targeted ultrasound imaging and chemotherapeutic drug delivery device for treating early metastases in cancer. Krystal’s research and educational endeavors have received international media attention in such outlets as The New York Times, PBS NOVA, Washington Post, NPR, The Atlantic, Forbes, Boston Globe, among others.

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2020-2021 ENRICH Global Chairs


Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter is a Palawa woman and Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Aboriginal Research and Leadership) at the University of Tasmania. She has an extensive research track record across the fields of race relations, inequality and research methods/methodologies.

Her books include Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Research Methodology (2013 Routledge: co-authored with C. Andersen) Social Research Methods (2013, 3rd edition, OUP) and Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong: A Longitudinal Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families (2017, co-edited with K.L. Martin and G. Bodkin-Andrews, Palgrave McMillan).

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Stephanie Russo Carroll

Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti-Kaah and Sicilian-descent) is Assistant Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Associate Director, Native Nations Institute; Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; and Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research at the University of Arizona.

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