Tai Mendenhall, PhD
St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Community-based participatory research, diabetes education and outreach, smoking cessation, chronic illness, trauma, child sexual abuse
PhD, University of Minnesota
Mendenhall’s research interests include community-based participatory research, diabetes intervention, and motivating patients to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. He serves as an associate director of the University’s Citizen Professional Center, which conducts and promotes community-based participatory research on problems of concern to communities and professionals. Clinically, he works with families who are struggling with chronic illnesses and in the treatment of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and depression/anxiety. Mendenhall is also a certified trauma responder and AAMFT-approved supervisor.
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 454
Minneapolis, MN 55414
2011-13, Minnesota Department of Health, co-PI, “East-Metro American Indian Diabetes Initiative”
Hodgson J, Lamson A, Mendenhall TM. Medical family therapy: Opportunity for workforce development in healthcare [editorial]. Contemporary Family Therapy. 2012.34(2):143–6. DOI 10.1007/s10591-012-9199-1.
Mendenhall TJ, Pratt KJ, Phelps KW, Baird MA. Advancing medical family therapy through research: A consideration of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs. Contemporary Family Therapy. 2012;34(2):187-203.
Mendenhall TJ. Practicing what we preach: Answering the call for responder self-care and resilience. The Dialogue. 2012;8(3):2-4.
Velasquez J, Velasquez S, Narr D, Mendenhall TJ, Solheim C. Mano-a-mano: Partnering with impoverished Bolivian communities to improve health and increase economic well-being. Families, Systems & Health. 2011;29:303-13.
Mendenhall TJ, Harper P, Stephenson H, Haas S. The SANTA project (Students Against Nicotine and Tobacco Addiction): Using community-based participatory research to improve health in a high-risk young adult population. Action Research. 2011;9:199-213.