Faculty and Staff Members


  • Priscilla R. Sanderson, PhD, CRC – CAIR Co-Principal Investigator & Lead Director for Community Engagement-Outreach (Northern Arizona University)
  • Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, PhD – CAIR Co-Principal Investigatory & Lead Director for Research (University of Arizona)
  • John Ehiri, PhD – Co-Director for Research, Education & Training (UA)
  • Mark C. Bauer, PhD – Co-Director for Research, Education & Training (Diné College)
  • Octaviana V. Trujillo, PhD – Co-Director for Research, Lead Director for Research, Education & Training (NAU)
  • Anna Schwartz, PhD, FNP, FAAN – Director for Research (NAU)
  • Lisa J. Hardy, PhD – Co-Director of Research, Education, and Training (NAU)
  • Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, PhD, MPH – Co-Principal Investigator for Research (UA)
  • Tara Chico, MPH – Co-Director for Community Engagement and Outreach Core (UA)
  • Agnes Attakai, MPA – Co-Principal Investigator for Research (UA)
  • Kelly Laurila, MA – Evaluation Coordinator for Administration (NAU)


  • Jan Kerata – Program Manager for Administration (NAU)
  • Shannon Whitewater, MPH – Administrative Assistant & Technical Expert, for Administration and Research (UA)
  • Jackie Assini – Senior Accountant for Administration (UA)
  • Laurie Rogers – Research Assistant  (NAU)
  • Heather Dreifuss, MAT, MPH – Assoc. Director for Research, Education, and Training (UA)
  • Alexis McKinley – Research Assistant (NAU)