Brandie Buckless has more than 10 years of experience in community-based participatory research, evaluation, and program development and implementation specifically targeted for American Indian communities. She has expertise partnering with tribes and tribal programs to build data use capacity and design culturally relevant evaluations. She has also implemented and evaluated evidence-based cancer control initiatives in tribal communities and worked directly with tribal, urban, and Indian Health Service clinics to improve health care delivery by coordinating systems change projects.
As a member of the Tribal Evaluation Institute project, Buckless provides technical assistance support to grantees of the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for tracking and reporting on benchmarks, building continuous quality improvement processes, and conducting rigorous evaluation projects. She is an evaluator for the Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center Evaluation, recruitment lead for the Building Indigenous Resilience in Communities and Homes project, and stakeholder engagement lead for the American Indian/Alaska Native Community Health Aide Program Readiness Assessment Project. Previously, she served as a lead evaluation consultant for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Education project and project coordinator for the Evaluation of the Montana American Indian Tobacco Use Prevention Program.
Buckless is Bitterroot Salish from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in Montana. She received an M.P.H. in community health promotion with a health disparities concentration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.