Shanondora Billiot

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Contact Information

Office: 2064
1010 W. Nevada Street
School of Social Work
Urbana, IL 61801

Assistant Professor

Biography

Shanondora Billiot (United Houma Nation) has a PhD in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  She holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan and both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Louisiana State University. Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Billiot had 10+ years of experience working in the field from crisis intervention and post-disaster grassroots community development to implementing and analyzing federal and international health and mental health policies.

Research Interests

Dr. Billiot's current research uses mixed methods to explore indigenous-specific factors, like a connection to land, historical trauma and discrimination, and their relationship to global environmental change exposure and health outcomes.

Education

BA, Sociology & BS, Psychology from Louisiana State University, 2005

MSW, University of Michigan, 2007

PhD, Social Work, Washington University, 2017

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Highlighted Publications

Billiot, S., & Mitchell, F. M. (2019). Conceptual interdisciplinary model of exposure to environmental changes to address indigenous health and well-being. Public Health, 176, 142-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.011

Billiot, S. (2014). Native Americans, suicide among. In L. H. Cousins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity (pp. 948-950). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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Recent Publications

Billiot, S., & Mitchell, F. M. (2019). Conceptual interdisciplinary model of exposure to environmental changes to address indigenous health and well-being. Public Health, 176, 142-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.08.011

Billiot, S., Beltrán, R., Brown, D., Mitchell, F. M., & Fernandez, A. (Accepted/In press). Indigenous perspectives for strengthening social responses to global environmental changes: a response to the social work grand challenge on environmental change. Journal of Community Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1658677

Burnette, C. E., Boel-Studt, S., Renner, L. M., Figley, C. R., Theall, K. P., Miller Scarnato, J., & Billiot, S. (2019). The Family Resilience Inventory: A Culturally Grounded Measure of Current and Family-of-Origin Protective Processes in Native American Families. Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12423

Burnette, C. E., & Billiot, S. (2015). Reaching Harmony Across Indigenous and Mainstream Research Contexts: An Emergent Narrative. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 4(1), 1-15.

Patterson Silver Wolf (Adelv Unegv Waya), D. A., Vanzile-Tamsen, C., Black, J., Billiot, S., & Tovar, M. (2015). Impact of Disability and Other Physical Health Issues on Academic Outcomes Among American Indian and Alaskan Native College Students: An Exploratory Analysis. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 14(3-4), 208-221. https://doi.org/10.1080/1536710X.2015.1068254

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