Mentors and Students

Mentors

  • Priscilla R. Sanderson, PhD – 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)
  • Chad Hamil, PhD – Lead Director for Research, Education & Training (NAU)
  • John Ehiri, PhD – Co-Director for Research, Education & Training (UA)
  • Mark C. Bauer, PhD – Co-Director for Research, Education & Training (Diné College)
  • Brenda Hosley, PhD – SREP Instructor for Research, Education & Training (Diné College)
  • Donald Robinson, PhD – SREP Instructor for Research, Education & Training (Diné College)

Students

NAU

  • Erelda Gene (Diné) – Student Peer Mentor, Research, Education & Training (2013). 2014 update: Currently in Optometry School of Medicine, Worcester, MA.
  • Miranda Yellowhorse (Diné) – Student Research Assistant, Research, Education, & Training (2013).
  • Rebecca Scranton – Student Research Assistant for Research (2012-2013). 2014 update: Currently an MPH student in epidemiology, University of Arizona, AZ.
  • Melissa Aswad – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (2012-2013).
  • Sean Paul Begay (Diné/Filipino) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (2013- Present). 2014 summer intern in the Four Directions Summer Research Program, Harvard University.
  • Elison Allen (Diné) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (2013- Present).
  • Kwaayesnom Onsae (Hopi) – Student Intern, Community Engagement & Outreach (2013- Present).
  • Dylan Kaumaya – Student Intern, Community Engagement & Outreach (2013-2014): Fall 2014: Midwestern University Podiatric Medical School, Glendale, AZ.
  • Darold Joseph (Hopi) – Doctoral Student Research Assistant, Research, Education & Training (2013- Present).
  • Lorissa Garcia (Acoma Pueblo) –Student Research Assistant, Administration Core and Community Engagement & Outreach (2014- Present).
  • Kory Kluge, Cadet Major, 27th Cadet Wing, Air Force ROTC - Student Intern, Community Engagement & Outreach (2014).  August 2014: Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He will be stationed at Langley, Virginia.
  • Melissa Haring (Seneca) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (June 2014), Lockhaven University, Pennsylvania.
  • Rory Jimerson (Seneca) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (June 2014), State University of New York at Brockport.
  • Derrick Toledo (Jemez Pueblo) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (June 2014), University of New Mexico.
  • Towanda Pecos (Jemez Pueblo) – Student Research Assistant, Community Engagement & Outreach (June 2014), Fort Lewis College.
  • Amber Poleviyuma (Hopi) – NACP Bridges to Baccalaureate Program student, Community Engagement & Outreach (Summer 2014).

UA

  • Carmella Kahn-Thornbrugh, MPH – Graduate Assistant for Research (2013-present)
  • Julie A. Tippens, MA, MPH – Graduate Assistant for Research (2013-present)

Diné College

  • Miranda Yellowhorse – Student Research Assistant, Research, Education, & Training (2013)