About

Healthy Navigations was founded in 2002 with the goal of working with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve current health and well-being as well as to strength knowledge, skills, and resources that can be used to address concerns in the future.  Healthy Navigations is owned and operated by Elizabeth Hawkins (Cherokee descendent).  Elizabeth holds a PhD in child clinical psychology and a MPH in health services from the University of Washington, where she trained at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center.  Elizabeth is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Washington and Oregon and maintains a small private practice in the Portland area.  For more than 15 years, she has been actively involved in research and behavioral health consultation with tribes and urban Indian health organizations.  Some of her publications include:

  • Hawkins, E. H., & La Marr, C. J. (2012). Pulling for Native Communities: Alan Marlatt and the Journeys of the Circle.  Addiction Research and Theory, 20, 236-242.
  • Hawkins, E. H.  (2009).  A tale of two systems: Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders treatment for adolescents.  Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 197-227.
  • Hawkins, E. H., Cummins, L. H., & Marlatt, G. A.  (2009).  Preventing substance abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents: Promising strategies for healthier communities. In G. A. Marlatt & K. Witkiewitz (Eds.), Addictive behaviors: New readings on etiology, prevention, and treatment.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Hawkins, E. H., & Walker, R. D. (Eds).  (2006).  Best practices in behavioral health for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  Portland, OR: One Sky Center, Oregon Health & Science University.
  • Mail, P. D., Hawkins, E. H., Radin, S., La Marr, C. J., Blume, A., Chan, K. C., Larimer, M., Chastain, C., & Goines, M. A.  (2006). Insights from urban Indian teens on staying healthy: Data from focus groups.  American Journal of Health Studies, 20, 99-105.
  • Hawkins, E. H., Cummins, L. H., & Marlatt, G. A.  (2004).  Preventing substance abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents: Promising strategies for healthier communities.  Psychological Bulletin, 130(2), 304-323.
  • La Marr, C. J., Marlatt, G. A., Larimer, M., Mail, P. D., Cummins, L. H., Hawkins, E. H., Burns, K., Cronce, J., Radin, S., Chan, K., Forquera, R., Gonzales R., & Gallion, S.  (2003).  Canoe Journey, Life’s Journey: A Life Skills Manual for Native Adolescents.  Seattle, WA: Seattle Indian Health Board.
  • Marlatt, G. A., Larimer, M., Mail, P. D., Hawkins, E. H., Cummins, L. H., Blume, A. W., Lonczak, H. S., Burns, K. M., Chan, K. K., Cronce, J. M., La Marr, C. J., Radin, S., Forquera, R., Gonzales, R., Tetrick, C., & Gallion, S.  (2003).  Journeys of the circle: A culturally congruent life skills intervention for adolescent Indian drinking.  Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 27(8), 1327-1329.
  • Hawkins, E. H., & Blume, A. W.  (2002).  Loss of sacredness: Historical contexts of health policies for indigenous people in the United States.  In P. D. Mail, S. Huertin-Robers, J. Howard, & S. E. Martin (Eds.), Alcohol use among American Indians and Alaska Natives: Multiple perspectives on a complex problem.  Rockville, MD: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
  • Hawkins, E. H.  (2002).  Navigating between two worlds: A sociocultural examination of alcohol problems among urban American Indian youth (Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington, 2002).  Dissertation Abstracts International, 63, 2584.
  • Larimer, M. E., Marlatt, G. A., Baer, J. S., Quigley, L. A., Blume, A. W., & Hawkins, E. H. (1998). Harm reduction for alcohol problems: Expanding access to and acceptability of prevention and treatment services.  In G. A. Marlatt (Ed.), Harm reduction: Pragmatic strategies for managing high-risk behaviors. New York: Guilford Press.