Emery Eaves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, has been approved for a $50,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project in collaboration with community partner and co-lead Cora Phillips, MSW, and Julie Baldwin, Director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, entitled “Involving Native Stakeholders in Pain Research Efforts (INSPiRE).” Dr. Eaves and Ms. Phillips will use the funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to build a partnership of individuals… Read more
We are pleased to announce that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded Northern Arizona University and the Center for Health Equity Research $21.4 million to establish the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC), which will focus on increasing NAU’s basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research capacity to address health disparities among diverse populations of our region. SHERC will be led by PIs Julie Baldwin, CHER Director; and Diane Stearns, Associate VP for Research… Read more
CHER Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Kristan Elwell has been involved in establishing a new and much-needed pediatric surgery wing at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. It is the first center of its kind in the country. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care will help the hospital double the number of surgeries performed on children each year and provides a four-bed intensive care unit. It will also become a training center of excellence… Read more
The Institute for Translational Research Education (ITRE) in Adolescent Drug Abuse is expanding to NAU, bringing opportunities for graduate students at NAU to learn about community-based research in this field, and to partner with local community agencies for a service learning project. This federally-funded, state-of-the-art research education program teaches the practical skills of translational research and implementation science in the field of adolescent behavioral health. The Institute and its outstanding graduate scholars work with community partners, academic mentors, and national mentors… Read more
CHER Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Emery Eaves, is first author on an upcoming article co-authored with Dr. Tim Behrens and colleagues. The article presents analysis of a large-scale survey of college students that shows relationships between meeting vigorous physical activity recommendations and key demographic, lifestyle, and personal characteristics.
CHER has inaugurated our Visiting Scholar program with a year-long visit by Dr. Rhonda M. Johnson, Professor of Public Health in the Department of Health Sciences at University of Alaska Anchorage, who will be with us during her sabbatical year 2016-2017. Dr. Johnson joined us in early October, after conducting extensive fieldwork in the circumpolar region, including a September PhD School in Nuuk, Greenland: Ethics of Research with Small Populations (see… Read more