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Francine Gachupin PhD

Francine  Gachupin PhD

Associate Professor, Public Health, Family and Community Medicine, American Indian Studies-GIDP, Psychology, American Indian Studies

Health Promotion Sciences Department

University of Arizona
AHSC 4320
PO Box: 245209
Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 621-5072


Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, Jemez Pueblo tribal member, is an epidemiologist.  She received her doctorate from the University of New Mexico and master in public health in epidemiology from the University of Washington. She has worked at four separate Tribal-based Epidemiology Centers within three geographic regions: Pacific Northwest (ID, WA, OR), Northern Plains (ND, SD, IA, NE) and Southwest (NM, CO, UT, AZ).  She started working at the University of Arizona in October 2012, and has been transitioning her career towards translating data into effective health promotion programs. Specifically, she is interested in conducting interventional research aimed at reducing American Indian health disparities.  Dr. Gachupin is an Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine.

Research Synopsis

Behavioral risks Obesity Youth Native American/American Indian Chronic disease

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