Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr
Chapter 4: American Indian Mental Health in Northwest California: A Call for Structural Interventions
Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr (Yurok/Tolowa), a member of the Big Lagoon Rancheria, is currently a Lecturer at Humboldt State University and director of Behavioral Health Services at Two Feather Family Services in Mckinleyville, CA. A graduate of University of California at Davis (BA) and California State University, Sacramento (MA), Dr. Moorehead received his Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2015. During his graduate work, he completed his doctoral internship at the University of Michigan and post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Moorehead’s research focuses on developing and testing community based strategies for health promotion with Native American communities. Dr. Moorehead received the Richard Alan Smith Scholar’s Award in 2015 for his work on Digital Storytelling with Urban Native Americans in Oakland, CA and the 19th Annual Anne Medicine Mentorship Award in 2017 for his work with Stanford Native American undergraduate and graduate students.