Community, Environment & Policy Department
803 E. First Street
Tucson AZ 85719
Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna), DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; Associate Director and Manager – Tribal Health Program for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; and Co-Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR), MEZCOPH at the University of Arizona (UA).
Stephanie's research explores the links between Indigenous governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. Her interdisciplinary lab group,the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance Research, develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty. Indigenous data sovereignty draws on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that reaffirms the rights of Indigenous nations to control data about their peoples, lands, and resources. The lab’s research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. The lab primarily collaborates with Indigenous Peoples and nations in the US Southwest and the Arctic, as well an international network of Indigenous data sovereignty and governance experts. Lab members also often partner with communities to which they belong, including Indigenous communities.
The Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance Research is affiliated with the Native Nations Institute and the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, and works in collaboration with the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, the Global Indigenous Data Alliance, and New York University’s Equity in Indigenous Research and Innovation Coordinating Hub. Stephanie offers Indigenous women-led mentoring of undergraduate through pos doctoral scholars and research staff with the goal of producing policy-relevant research through skill and knowledge acquisition. The lab’s disciplinary breadth includes public health, law, business, geography, sociology, social work, public policy, and environmental and climate sciences.
Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance, and is a founding member and current chair of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA). [CSR-(3] Stephanie was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH and the UA Native Faculty, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies and the Executive Committee for the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. Stephanie is a founding board member for the Copper River Tribal College in Chitina, Alaska.Stephanie was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Executive Committee and the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies.
Stephanie received her AB from Cornell University and MPH and DrPH from MEZCOPH.