In the Zuckerman College of Public Health, we are proud to work collaboratively with tribes across Arizona to deliver first-rate public health education and health services to Indigenous communities. Together, we work to build health equity in all areas for native peoples.
Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University of Arizona strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service. The Zuckerman College of Public Health has been working with tribal communities for many years, and we continue to grow or Indigenous faculty and program offerings.
We recently launched our Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health, taught entirely by Native faculty and available online, to build expertise in the professional workforce. Developed and implemented by public health experts with extensive experience working with Indigenous Peoples and communities locally and globally, the objective of the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health is to equip health professionals with skills and competencies that are necessary to engage in evidence-based public health practice at the leadership, management, and supervisory levels.
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Our UArizona Team
Agnes Attakai, MPA
Director, Health Disparities Outreach & Prevention Education
Stephanie Russo Carroll, DrPH, MPH
Tara Chico-Jarillo, MPH, DrPH
Karletta Chief, PhD
Dominic Clichee, MPH
Project Management Assistant
Center for Rural Health Department
Felina Cordova-Marks, DrPH, MPH, MS
Francine Gachupin, PhD, MPH
Pueblo of Jemez
Ibrahim Garba, PhD, JD
Assistant Research Professor
John Ward Molina, MD, JD, LHD
Silvia Parra, MBA
Programs and Projects
Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health
Developed and implemented by public health experts with extensive experience of working with Indigenous populations locally and globally, the objective of the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health is to equip health professionals with skills and competencies that are necessary to engage in evidence-based public health practice at the leadership, management, and supervisory levels.
Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance
Transforming institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data. Led by Stephanie Russo Carroll, DrPH, MPH.
- Arizona Prevention Research Center
- An Asthma Collaboration to Reduce Childhood Asthma Disparities on the Navajo Nation
- Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer among Native Americans in Northern Arizona
- Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR)
- Cumulative Environmental Effects: Expanding Research with the Hopi Tribe
- K'é bee da' ahiiniita: Strength Through the Diné (Navajo) Clan System to Respond to the Gold King Mine Spill
- Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20): Center for American Indian Resilience
- Helicobacter pylori and Stomach Cancer supported by the Chapa Foundation
- Building an Effective Tribal and Multijurisdictional Response Network to Improve Preparedness and Response
- A Community Toolkit to Improve Asthma Care for Rural Children
- NIH/NIMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20)
- Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
- Patient Navigator Certificate Program
- Partnership in Native American Cancer Prevention
- Alcoholism and violence among Native American tribes
- Native Pride Project Evaluation Contract
Diversity and Inclusion
At the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, we strive for Inclusive Excellence.