The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), in collaboration with the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC) and The Covid Prison Project held a Incarceration and COVID-19 workshop. This workshop was hosted by Ricky Camplain, PhD, Assistant Professor, NAU Health Sciences, Epidemiologist at the Center for Health Equity Research, and Carly Camplain, JD,… Read more
The Center for Health Equity Research (CHER), in collaboration with the Arizona Biomedical Research Centre (ABRC), held the 4th Annual Yuma Forum: Resilient Communities and Sustainable Health Equity. Speakers… Read more
For the past three years, Viacheslav “Slava” Fofanov and other Northern Arizona University researchers have been studying tooth decay in 350 preschoolers in northern Arizona to see if they are affected by the acidic bacteria in their oral “microbiome.” They will soon begin working both in southern Arizona in… Read more
In summer, elementary and middle school students seem to have unlimited time for outdoor exercise and exploration––long, sunny days free from classes or cold weather to keep them indoors.
But through three years of research, Hendrik “Dirk” de Heer found that weight gain among the highest risk students is highest in the summer… Read more
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) pilot project is nearing the completion of qualitative and biological data collection. Individuals detained in the Coconino County Jail have participated in interviews and biological swab samples that are being tested for staph and cavity-causing bacteria. The collection of data has been supported by 7 student interns and a new CHER Project Coordinator Sr., Carly Camplain. Further data collection and analysis will include accessing and obtaining permissions to criminal justice information systems, local data… Read more