Researchers and staff
Paul V. Dutton, PhD
A historian of health and social policy, Dr. Dutton is the
author of Differential Diagnoses: A Comparative History
of Health Care Problems and Solutions in the United States and France
(Cornell, 2007) and Origins of the French Welfare
State (Cambridge, 2002) as well as articles in the Journal of Modern History, Histoire et Sociétés, Bulletin d’Histoire de la Sécurité Sociale,
French History, and Global Affairs.
In recent years, Dr. Dutton has held research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Brookings Institution, and the Fulbright fellowship to France.
Dr. Dutton earned his BA at UC Santa Cruz, MA
from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and
PhD from UC San Diego.
Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD,
Senior Scientist, Wellness and Healthy Communities
Dr. Campos-Outcalt is the Chair of the Department of Family,
Community and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arizona College of
Medicine, Phoenix Campus and is a member of the faculty of the University of
Arizona College of Public Health.
He received his medical degree from the University of
Arizona and completed residencies in Family Medicine at the University of
California, Davis and Preventive Medicine/Public Health at the University of
He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive
Dr. Campos-Outcalt is a scientific analyst for the American
Academy of Family Physicians and serves as the AAFP liaison to the United
States Preventive Services Task Force. He is a member of the Evaluation of
Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention Working Group and the Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices at the CDC.
He has been the Medical Director of the Maricopa
County Department of Public Health and Deputy Director of the Arizona
Department of Health Services. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar
and has served on the National Advisory Board of the Agency for Health Care
Policy and Research and the National Health Service Corps.
Priscilla Sanderson, PhD, CRC
Senior Scientist, Health Disparities Improvement
Priscilla Sanderson is a member of the Navajo Nation. Prior
to coming to Northern Arizona University, Dr. Sanderson was a Research
Associate with the Arizona Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention and Control,
College of Medicine with the University of Arizona.
She is a former Mary E. Switzer Scholar with the National
Rehabilitation Association and former Program Director of the American Indian
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and Capacity Building for American
Indians with the Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona
She is a co-founder of the Consortia of Administrators for
Native American Rehabilitation and served as a consulting editor for the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration. Her publications include the following:
Sanderson, P.R., Weinstein, N., Teufel-Shone, N., & Martínez, M.E. (2011). Assessing colorectal cancer screening knowledge at tribal fairs. Preventing Chronic Disease Journal, 8(1). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/jan/09_0213.htm.
She received her BA in Psychology from
Southwestern College, MS in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, and PhD
from the University of Arizona.
Robert Trotter II, PhD,
Senior Scientist, Health Information and Program
Robert Trotter II is a medical anthropologist with a strong
background in community-engaged research and evaluation programs (including
experience in community-based participatory research design, organizational
collaboration, and community outreach models for collaboration).
Dr. Trotter has conducted research and policy studies for
DHHS, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization
(WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and General Motors
His publications (over 130) include articles and
books on HIV and drug abuse prevention for active drug users, cross-cultural
applicability research on international disabilities classifications and
culturally competent program design, the integration of alternative and
complementary medicine in biomedical systems, and international training and
use of rapid ethnographic assessment and evaluation (RARE) programs.
William Wiist, DHSc, MPH, MS
Senior Scientist, Health & Society Studies
Dr. Wiist is a professor in the Department of Health
Sciences at NAU.
As a Senior Scientist in the Institute and director of the
Office of Health and Society Studies, Dr. Wiist created and coordinates the
Interdisciplinary Health Policy Graduate Certificate. He also organizes the Institute’s
Fall Policy Forum and Spring Workshop.
Dr. Wiist’s health policy interests are the influence of
corporations on health and health policy, global trade policy, and other social
determinants of health. He also studies and teaches about the relationship
between spirituality/religion and health. He has published research on the health and
religious practices of Buddhists, edited and co-authored the book The Bottom Line or Public Health by
Oxford University Press about the influence of corporations on health policy,
and his article about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case was published in the American Journal of
Public Health. Dr. Wiist was an adviser in the creation of a center for
economic globalization and health and teaches in the program at the University
of Chile School of Public Health.
Dr. Wiist is the Northern Arizona University
principal investigator for community outreach for the Partnership for Native
American Cancer Prevention, a grant funded by the National Cancer Institute. He is on the leadership team of the Trade
& Health Forum of the American Public Health Association, a Councilor to
the Public Health Education and Promotion Section leadership, and has served on
the Governing Council of the Association.