Researchers and staff

Paul V. Dutton, PhD
Executive Director


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, MPA
Senior Scientist



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 Arizona.

He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. 

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


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. Dr. Sanderson is Co-Principal Investigator and Lead Director of the Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR).

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 University. 

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).

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, Regents' Professor
Senior Scientist 


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 (GM) Corporation.

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.