Dr. Lee Anne Nichols (Cherokee) is on faculty at The University of Tulsa Health Science Center School of Nursing as an Associate Professor in Community Health Nursing. Dr. Nichols works in collaboration with American Indian tribes in the Southeastern part of the United States on research projects as well as program development. Her program of research is with American Indian families with developmental disabilities, American Indian nurse leadership, and research ethical protocols with American Indian communities. Dr. Nichols developed an American Indian nurse leadership curriculum in collaboration with a team of American Indian nurse leaders, Arizona State University, and Indian Health Service. She has served as a consultant to nursing programs regarding the recruitment and retention of American Indian nursing students. In 2015, Dr. Nichols received The University of Tulsa Medicine Wheel Award for meritorious contributions in community service.