Jordyn A. Gunville, MPH, PhD Candidate

Senior Research Scientist
Tribal Affiliation: Cheyenne River Sioux


Jordyn Gunville, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is a doctoral student and a Robert Wood Johnson-Health Policy Research Scholar in the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her Master of Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center as a Susan G. Komen Scholar, where she was awarded the Analee E. "Betsy" Beisecker Public Health Excellence Student Award. Jordyn was a Zegar Scholar at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she completed a Public Health Training Certificate for American Indian Health Professionals. Jordyn is a Senior Research Scientist for the Institute of Indigenous Studies in the College of Health at Lehigh University, where she is involved with numerous research projects.

Born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation, she has gained the first-hand experience of understanding health disparities and health barriers American Indian’s face.  She dedicated her life goals to serving her community and other American Indian communities to improve the overall health of community members and gap health disparities by addressing the social determinants of health.  Jordyn’s research focuses on Maternal, Infant and Child Health, Health Policy, Social Determinants of Health, Indigenous Health, Access to Healthcare, and Tobacco Cessation.