CHER Director, Julie Baldwin, is part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers awarded a grant from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to investigate why Arizona preschoolers suffer from tooth decay at a much higher rate than the national average. Rural northern Arizona, in particular, has a troublingly high rate of tooth decay among preschoolers aged 2 to 5 years. The team will collaborate with SMART Smiles and First Things First to sequence the genomes of bacteria collected from plaque samples… Read more
CHER is actively recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to be part of our team. We’re especially interested in candidates with a public health background in health economics, epidemiology, or health services research. Must have PhD by the time of appointment. Find out more by linking to the official posting. Questions can be addressed to us via email at CHER@nau.edu
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 photo… Read more
Dr. Emery Eaves will be heading to Minneapolis November 16 for the American Anthropological Association annual meeting to present a poster about her research on vaping. The title of her poster is “Vaping as a Counter-Aesthetic to the Pursuit of Public Health Wellness: Narratives of Freedom and Social Responsibility in Substance Use”.
Sometimes opposing and sometimes drawing from the debate in public health, a community of activists is working to shape or counter legislation related to Electronic Nicotine Delivery Devices… Read more
CHER’s founding director, Dr. Julie Baldwin, has a lifelong commitment to serving diverse communities and to advocating for health promotion programs for children, adolescents, and families. She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Dr. Baldwin spent 10 years at NAU (1994 – 2004) as a tenured faculty member with a joint appointment in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, and worked with other NAU faculty on a project… Read more
On September 22, 2016 the Center for Health Equity Research (known as CHER) was formally established. CHER’s Director, Dr. Julie Baldwin, Professor of Health Sciences, was recruited to begin this important work.
CHER is already engaged in several projects which will support their mission of ending health disparities in our region of the state as well as further afield. CHER will work with minority, rural, and other underserved communities to identify health disparities and health priority areas; build and maintain… Read more