Joseph P. Gone
Faculty Director, Harvard University Native American Program
Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University
As an interdisciplinary social scientist with both theoretical and applied interests, Professor Gone has collaborated for twenty-five years with American Indian and other Indigenous communities to rethink community-based mental health services and to harness traditional culture and spirituality for advancing Indigenous well-being. His scholarship and visionary leadership are both inspiring and aligned with HUNAP’s mission.
As an undergraduate at Harvard College, he joined the Council of Native American Students at Harvard University to advocate for a University-wide Native American Program. Professor Gone later earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois, also training at Dartmouth College and at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. As Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, he also served as Director of Native American Studies. Professor Gone is currently a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association. An enrolled member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he was appointed briefly as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. In 2014, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is currently a Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.