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Shanondora Billiot

Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and School of Social Work

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Contact Information:

  • Address:
    Office: 2064
    1010 W. Nevada Street
    School of Social Work
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Telephone: 217-300-6145
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Shanondora Billiot (United Houma Nation) has a PhD in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  She holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan and both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Louisiana State University. Prior to entering graduate school, Dr. Billiot had 10+ years of experience working in the field from crisis intervention and post-disaster grassroots community development to implementing and analyzing federal and international health and mental health policies.

Research Description

  • Dr. Billiot's current research uses mixed methods to explore indigenous-specific factors, like connection to land, historical trauma and discrimination, and their relationship to global environmental change exposure and health outcomes among a sample of her tribal community currently located along the Gulf Coast of southeast Louisiana.