DENISE A. DILLARD, PHD

Director of Research

Denise A. Dillard is a licensed psychologist and director of research for Southcentral Foundation’s Malcolm Baldrige Award-winning Nuka System of Care. Denise has spent more than 18 years conducting quantitative and qualitative research. She plays a key role in the development of research proposals at SCF and overseeing the direction of research projects in behavioral health, patient-centered outcomes, and other areas. Denise earned her doctor of philosophy degree and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and in psychology, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Denise presents on topics of research with Alaska Native and American Indian people within the Nuka System of Care.