Danielle Gartner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Wilson Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824

Curriculum Vitae

Danielle R. Gartner (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) is a population health scientist whose work recognizes and supports Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty, and resurgence. Dr. Gartner’s research is interdisciplinary and informed by frameworks and methods used in epidemiology, health services, sociology, geography, and Indigenous studies. Her main research foci include: 1) estimation of health disparities in reproductive health, 2) identification of the causes, consequences, and community-based solutions to perinatal depression and anxiety among Indigenous birthing persons, and 3) expansion of conversations regarding the ethical bounds of health disparities research. She has previously worked as a program director at non-profits that fought for environmental justice in Flint and Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Dr. Gartner received doctoral training in Social Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a trainee at the Carolina Population Center (supported by a T32 and later an F31 from the NICHD). She double majored in Medical Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology at Case Western Reserve University before earning an M.S. in Environmental Justice from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty, she was a post-doctoral researcher at Michigan State University’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.