Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research Department
Dr. John Molina (Pascua Yaqui and San Carlos Apache) is the Corporate Compliance Officer for Native Health, in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to this he was Director of Health Sys-tems for the Dena’ina Wellness Center, for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe in Kenai, AK. His former positions were as Chief Executive Officer for Phoenix Indian Medical Center, and the Assistant Director and Medical Director for the Ar-izona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid Program.
Dr. Molina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, Col-lege of Medicine, and Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law. His specialty training is in Obstetrics and Gynecology with his clinical practice having been with the Indian Health Service and Las Fuentes Health Clinic, a community clinic he established in his hometown of Guadalupe, Arizona. He has published peer reviewed articles on the integration of Native American culture and medicine.
Dr. Molina received an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Letters from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, Missouri, for his humanitarian work. His academic interests is in Native American healthcare law and policy, indigenous healthcare leadership and pa-tient centered medicine. His hobbies are traveling internationally and participating in cul-tural events with his wife Stephanie Big Crow (Oglala Lakota) and their daughter Ta’te Was’aka Win (Strong Wind Woman).