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Nicole P Yuan PhD, MPH

Nicole P Yuan PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Health Promotion Sciences Department

1295 N. Martin Avenue
Campus PO Box: 245209
Drachman Hall A202
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-7215
nyuan@email.arizona.edu

Biography

Nicole P. Yuan, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona.  She is a recipient of a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Her k-award activities include secondary analyses of alcohol and violence data collected by the Ten Tribes Study and follow-up investigations with participating tribes.  She is near completion of a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington which is supported by the grant.  Nicole is Principal Investigator of a sexual violence prevention and education program supported by the Arizona Department of Health Services with pass through funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research interests include the relationship between alcohol abuse and interpersonal violence among American Indians and other at risk populations.  Her work includes applications of community-based participatory research methods with urban and reservation-based Native communities.  She currently collaborates with individual tribes, urban Indian centers, and national Indian organizations on research projects and standards.  Nicole teaches in the MPH degree program.  Her courses include CPH 531 Contemporary Health Issues and Research. In Spring 2012, she will begin teaching CPH 577 Sociocultural and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health.  She serves as the Chair of MPH student internship committees and mentors students at all levels.  Nicole is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona.

Educational Background:

University of Washington, MPH, 2011

 Bowling Green State University, PhD, 2002

 Bowling Green State University, MA, 1999

 Oberlin College, BA, 1995

Selected Publications:

Bletzer, K., Yuan, N. P., Eaves, E., Polacca, M., Koss, M. P., & Goldman, D. (2011). Taking humor seriously: Talking about drinking in American Indian focus groups. Medical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2011.560584.

 Yuan, N. P., Eaves, E., Koss, M. P., Polacca, M., Bletzer, K., & Goldman, D. (2010) “Alcohol is something that been with us like a common cold”: Community perceptions of American Indian drinking. Substance Use & Misuse, 45, 1909-1929. [PMID: 20380555]

 Yuan, N. P., Wind, S., Nichter, M., Nichter, M., Castañeda, H., Carruth, L., & Muramoto, M. L.  (2010). Types of lay health influencers in tobacco cessation: A qualitative study. American Journal of Health Behavior, 34, 607-617. [PMID: 20524890]

 Campbell, J., Mays, M. Z., Yuan, N. P., & Muramoto, M. L. (2007). Who are health influencers? Characteristics of tobacco cessation interveners. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31, 181-192. [PMID: 17269908]

 Yuan, N. P., Koss, M. P., Polacca, M., & Goldman, D. (2006). Risk factors for physical assault and rape among Native American tribes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 1566-1590. [PMID: 17065655]

Research Synopsis

Research interests include the relationship between alcohol abuse and interpersonal violence among American Indians and other at risk populations. Work includes applications of community-based participatory research methods with urban and reservation-based Native communities. Currently collaborates with individual tribes, urban Indian centers, and national Indian organizations on research projects and standards.

Curriculum Vitae: 

The University of Arizona