Skip to main content

Click "Menu" to toggle open, click "Menu" again to close

Nicolette Teufel-Shone Honored for Mentorship of Native American Students and Researchers


Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD, professor of family and child health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has received the Native Research Network (NRN) award for Excellence in Training for her commitment and mentorship to Native American Investigators within the Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR).

Dr. Teufel-Shone has worked with Native American communities in the Southwest for more than 25 years, supporting community capacity to address chronic disease prevention and to leverage local assets to build sustainable approaches to health equity. She is co-director of CAIR, a collaboration between Northern Arizona University, the UA and Diné College. CAIR supports research, community engagement and education and training with Native communities and students. CAIR is supported by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Dr. Teufel-Shone is a Fulbright Canada – Norlien Foundation Distinguished Research Chair for 2015-2016. She is an affiliated faculty member of the UA School of Anthropology and Department of Nutritional Sciences. She is an affiliated scholar in the UA Cancer Center’s Cancer Health Disparities Program, a member of the National Congress of American Indians Scientific Community Advisory Committee, and a consultant on the Hualapai Special Diabetes Prevention Programs and the Hualapai Injury Prevention and Underage Drinking Program in Peach Springs, Ariz. Dr. Teufel-Shone is director of the community engagement core of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Teufel-Shone has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles on American Indian health, often with community partners and student co-authors. Their work has been published in the American Journal of Public Health, Preventing Chronic Disease, American Journal of Health Promotion and American Journal of Health Behavior.

The Native Research Network is a scholarly leadership community of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian Aboriginal persons promoting integrity and excellence in research. NRN advocates for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive and builds capacity. NRN promotes an environment for research that operates on the principles of integrity, respect, trust, ethics, cooperation and open communication in multi-disciplinary fields.

The University of Arizona red triangle graphic