Honorary Research Fellow
Nathaniel Mohatt is a community psychologist, with extensive experience working with rural and indigenous communities. His areas of expertise are suicide prevention, community-based health promotion and prevention, program evaluation, measurement of community-level change, cross-cultural considerations for community action, and empowerment and participatory action research to enhance community resilience.
Dr Mohatt holds appointments as a Research Psychologist with the VA’s Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (RMIRECC); an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Medicine; and a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Community Research. He additionally serves as a subject matter expert in psychological health and prevention research for the Department of Defense Military Operational Medicine Research Program.
He is principle investigator for the VA Office of Rural Health’s Together With Veterans Rural Veterans Suicide Prevention Program; Co-PI for a study developing and testing a new program for Native American Veteran suicide prevention; and Co-PI for the Assessing Social and Community Environment with National Data (ASCEND) for Veteran Suicide Prevention study, which aims to develop a recurring national surveillance survey on Veteran suicide risk and protective factors. Dr. Mohatt additionally serves as Co-Chair of the Indigenous Interest Group for the Society for Community Research and Action and as a member of the International Advisory Board for the Centre for Cross Cultural Research at Victoria University in Wellington, NZ.