Adjunct Professor, Public Health
Health Promotion Sciences Department
Mark Bauer, PhD, is a Professor at the School of STEM of Diné College, where he teaches research methods, public health, and mathematics. Research areas (NIH, USDA, NSF and other funding) have included diabetes management, cancer screening, response to uranium mining exposures, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention, availability and affordability of healthy foods on the reservation, the nutrition status of Head Start children, and promotion of family gardens. Current work is on testing a school gardening intervention. He runs a highly successful Summer Research Enhancement Program to teach public health research methods to undergraduate Navajo students and support their participation in internships in a variety of programs serving Navajo communities in areas of diabetes and cancer prevention, and promotion of wellness in general. Currently he co-directs the Navajo NARCH Partnership with Northern Arizona University which promotes a pathway from high school to graduate school in the field of public health.