Brandie Buckless is Bitterroot Salish, from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Community Health from Montana State University and a Master’s of Public Health degree in Community Health Promotion with a Health Disparities concentration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Brandie’s work with the American Indian Cancer Foundation started in 2011 as a Graduate Research Assistant. During graduate school, she also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. Brandie was selected as a National Congress of American Indians-Native Graduate Health Fellowship Finalist in 2012.
Brandie coordinates the American Indian Systems for Tobacco Addiction and Treatment project, working directly with Tribal, Indian Health Service, and Urban health clinics to improve systems and support staff in screening and counseling patients who are addicted to commercial tobacco. Additionally, Brandie leads evaluation projects for the Fond du Lac Reservation Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.