Brandi Payton, MSHCA, BSN, RN

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Brandi Payton is the Clinic Administrator of the Cherokee Nation Cooweescoowee Health Center. In 2015, Ms. Payton assisted in opening the Cooweescoowee Health Center. Before this new facility, American Indian people in this area commuted over an hour to seek some medical services. Ms. Payton also helped facilitate one of the most progressive initiatives we have today in the elimination of the Hepatitis C Virus to the American Indian people in this area. In 2016, Ms. Payton completed the Native Graduate Health Fellowship at the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. and focused on formulating and promoting health policies and practices that address the unique needs of American Indians. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Oklahoma State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Payton is a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as well as of Cheyenne, Arapaho and Hopi descent. She is devoted to the elimination of health disparities and promotion of health equity within the American Indian population. 

Fellowship Focus: Lead efforts to re-envision primary care training focusing on the integration of behavioral health into primary care.