Joshuaa Allison-Burbank, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CPH
Speech Language Pathology Faculty
Joshuaa D. Allison-Burbank, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CPH (Diné/Acoma Pueblo)
is a speech-language pathologist at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock,
NM, which is located on the Navajo Nation. Previously, Dr. Allison-Burbank
worked as a Project Coordinator for the Culturally Responsive Early Literacy
Instruction: American Indian/Alaska Native at the University of Kansas. He
provided mentoring and clinical supervision to trainees in the Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities interdisciplinary
training program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
His clinical and
research interests include community assessment and capacity building, parent
training and advocacy, prevention research, culturally responsive teaching, and
surveillance of neurodevelopmental disabilities in tribal communities. Dr.
Allison-Burbank received his MA and PhD from the University of Kansas with an
emphasis on neurodevelopmental disabilities and public health. Dr.
Allison-Burbank holds an adjunct lecturer position in the Communication
Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Vermont. Joshuaa has held
several leadership positions including vice chair of the Multi-Cultural
Committee (MCC) within the Association of University Centers on Disabilities
and co-chair of the Native American Caucus within the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Allison-Burbank currently lives
in Waterflow, NM where he operates Nááts'íilid (Rainbow) Farms which is a
shared learning space that focuses on food sovereignty, indigenous seed
banking, and farming/irrigation coaching for local tribal early childhood
programs and Navajo families.