Community Lecture - Annie Belcourt

Healing Following Trauma: Finding Truth and Meaning in Narratives

 Annie Belcourt

Department of Pharmacy Practice/School of Public and Community Health Science

Dr. Belcourt (Otter Woman) is an American Indian Professor in the College of Health at the
University of Montana’s Pharmacy Practice and School of Public and Community Health
Sciences departments. She is an enrolled tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes, Mandan,
Hidatsa, Blackfeet, and Chippewa descent). She completed her clinical training and doctoral
studies in clinical psychology with advanced postdoctoral science training completed at the
Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health. She has worked clinically with diverse
populations, including combat veterans, Native Americans, and low-income populations
specializing in posttraumatic stress reactions and multiple psychiatric conditions. Her research
and clinical priorities include mental health disparities, posttraumatic stress reactions, risk,
resiliency, psychiatric disorder, and environmental public health within the cultural context of
American Indian communities. She currently teaches American Indian public health courses at
The University of Montana’s School of Pharmacy and Public Health. She was selected by the
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health to serve as a JPB Environmental Health Fellow 2014-
2018. She was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation and is mother to three daughters.