Dr. Billie Jo Kipp (Blackfeet), Director of Leadership & Education
Dr. Billie Jo Kipp is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe.
Dr. Kipp worked as a research associate at the University of New Mexico Center of Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, and she assisted New Mexico’s Head Start programs through her work as a local specialist for the Academy for Educational Development’s American Indian Technical Assistance Network in Washington, D.C.
As an associate scientist at the University of New Mexico Masters in Public Health’s School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine in Albuquerque, Dr. Kipp coordinated her department in the establishment of a range of collaborative laboratory and/or field research projects.
She also worked as a child and clinical psychologist at the Laguna Behavioral Health Services, as child and clinical psychologist at Sandia Behavioral Health, as a co-investigator for the Community Health Paraprofessional Diabetes Specialist Training Program’s Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico, and as the Associate Director of Training and Education at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Native American Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Kipp has contributed to the development of an Indigenous model of education and evaluation through her tenure as a Tribal College President. Kipp was selected by the American Psychological Association as FIRSTS WOMEN OF COLOR CHANGE MAKERS NATIONAL TOUR and one of the top NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
Dr. Kipp’s research and clinical experience, has positioned her well as an expert in Native American education, health, and wellness.