Faculty Profile

D'Shane Barnett

D'Shane Barnett

Adjunct Faculty/Research Fellow

Email: dshane.barnett@mso.umt.edu
Office: Social Sciences 315
Office Hours:

Spring 2018

Office Hours: Tuesday - 1:00-2:00 PM; Friday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM


Current Position

Adjunct Faculty


Spring 2018:

SOCI 325.01 Social Stratification


Summer 2018:

SOCI 491.01 Sociology of Health and Illness

Personal Summary

D’Shane Barnett is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Montana. He teaches undergraduate content courses as well as general social science research courses. D’Shane received his Master of Science degree in health administration from the University of California, San Francisco. D’Shane is Mandan and Arikara from the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and has worked in the American Indian healthcare and health policy field for more than two decades. He formerly served as executive director of the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, DC, where his responsibilities included oversight of a national Technical Assistance and Research Center (TARC) focusing on health issues within the urban American Indian community.


  • M.S., Health Administration; University of California, San Francisco
  • B.A., Sociology; University of Montana, Missoula


Montana Justive Initiative (Project Manager)

Willow Alliance for Success (AGEP-T) (Research Specialist)

Field of Study

  • Medical Sociology
  • Health Policy
  • American Indian Health


  • UCSF Faculty-Elected Award for Best Evidence-Based Capstone Project
  • UCSF Cohort-Elected Commencement Speaker
  • UM President's Award for Outstanding Senior in Sociology
  • Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociological Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

AIG Dept/College

College of Humanities and Sciences, Sociology

Teaching Experience

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Social Stratification
  • Statistics


American Indigenous Research Association (Member)

Native Research Network (Member)

Montana Public Health Association (Member)

American Public Health Association (Member)