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Ken Masters, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist and diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology currently practicing in Houston, Texas. Ken received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and received his Doctorate of Medicine from Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota in 2007. He returned to Houston to complete his residency training in psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, completing in 2011. Ken is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and served as an Asniya intern at Pine Ridge High School in 2007. He is active in several American Indian health and education initiatives, also serving as a board member for the Believing in Native Generations (BLiNG) Program at the Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, OK. He is a founding member of the Native American Health Coalition, an organization advocating for urban Indian health. He is also the Chairman of the Society of Rice Indigenous Alumni (SoRIA), and has contributed numerous presentations and publications studying depression and adolescent suicide in American Indian populations. Ken credits his 2007 rotation with Asniya as instrumental in helping him find his passion in working with teens, which continues today in his work as an adolescent and adult psychiatrist.