Mariah Cooper, MD


Mariah joins us from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She grew up on the Lac Courte Oreille Ojibwe reservation in rural Wisconsin, and she had an early interest in becoming a physician. One of the most important lessons she states she learned growing up, involved the concept of “minobimaadiziwiin”, an Ojibwe word which describes living a purposeful life and adding positively to the community. She follows minobimaadiziwiin through education, training in Nordic skiing, and being involved with her tribal community and culture. She is interested in pursuing a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or Sports Psychiatry. She enjoys ballroom dancing, swing dancing, dancing at powwows, fishing and spending time on the lake, sewing ribbon skirts, curling, visiting museums and aquariums, and reading anthropology and history books.