Welcome to the Health Resilience among American Indians in Arizona Project


This project is housed under the Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR). It is a community-engaged project designed to assess healthcare provider perceptions on American Indian resilience, and the wellness and resilience practices American Indians living in Arizona employ amidst severe challenges.  Researchers worked with over 60 provider and non-provider participants in interviews, focus groups, and Wellness Mapping activities. We are now presenting and writing the results of this research.

Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Hardy is a medical anthropologist specializing in research strategies and implementation plans in the area of public health.

Get Involved!

Internship and volunteer opportunities are available to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Research takes place at NAU and a variety of other locations across Northern Arizona.


Research takes place year-round from 2012-2016.




All research is conducted under the Center for American Indian Resilience.


Partial support for this research program comes the National Institute On Minority Health And Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20MD006872. The content is solely the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.