Michael J. Lawler, MSW, PhD
Dr. Lawler is President of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima, Washington. PNWU educates and trains health care professionals, emphasizing service to rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest. He has 35 years of professional experience in health and human services, including 24 years as a leader in higher education at PNWU, University of South Dakota, and University of California, Davis. He was the US Principal Investigator of Children’s Worlds, an international research project addressing children’s well-being.