SCF Research was established in 2007 to improve the health and wellness of the Native Community through high-quality health services research. SCF Research addresses a wide variety of medical and behavioral health topics aligned with SCF’s wellness objectives ensuring research is respectful and beneficial to SCF customer-owners. Examples of SCF Research studies include personalized medicine, suicide prevention, trauma and diabetes.

The department also manages the SCF Tribal Review process, a multi-step research review process that occurs across the life of a study from project development through dissemination of findings.

In addition, there are opportunities for high school and college internships within SCF Research. High school internships are available every summer through the SCF RAISE program and college internships, when available, are posted under the SCF Job Opening page.