Delight E. Satter, MPH, is a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) and a senior health scientist in the Office for Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. Her primary job functions include providing counsel on issues related to complex tribal research, science, and program integration assignments that reflect the priorities, policies, interests, and initiatives of the agency.
Prior to joining the CDC, Satter founded and directed the UCLA CHPR's American Indian Research Program from 1998 to 2011. Satter's primary focus was on the health and well-being of urban and rural/reservation American Indians. She worked on numerous research, programmatic and policy efforts from a local, state and national perspective. Her interest areas included public health promotion and disease prevention, research and evaluation capacity building for community-based organizations through participatory methods, policy analysis and data issues, such as racial and ethnic constructs in research design. Her projects covered Native cancer, tobacco prevention and policy opportunities for tribes, an epidemiologic profile of Native elders, an evaluation of a Native infant health program targeting at risk pregnancies and children, evaluation and technical assistance on youth mental health care access, and development of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) focusing in particular on the design and community based outreach of the 2001 and 2011 American Indian oversamples.

Satter's public service activities include serving as a founding and current of the Board of Directors, Native Research Network, Inc.; member of the Community Action Committee, American Indian Research Center, University of Arizona; and founding and current member of the CDC American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Coalition.

She was also on the inaugural U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health; was a member of the board for the California Pan Ethnic Health Network and Native American Cancer Research, Inc.; and was past-president of the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus of the American Public Health Association. 

Prior to joining UCLA CHPR, Satter was a fellow with the CDC. She received her master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota and bachelor of art's degree in anthropology from the University of Washington. She is a tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon.