Researchers have long found that general mortality estimates for whites and African Americans have consistently shown that Black death rates exceed white rates. However, there is limited information on historical trends in mortality rates between older black and white adults living in urban societies compared with rural communities.
Though the COVID-19 quarantine has made it challenging for people to attend conferences and connect with colleagues, more than 100 individuals continued their professional and personal development through a four-part, online Infectious Disease Epidemiology Bootcamp that met each Tuesday in July.
Health care providers, faculty, students, epidemiologists,… Read more
Scientists at two Northern Arizona University research centers—the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER)—recently received grants totaling $175,000 from the Flinn Foundation in support of projects directed at responding to the COVID-19 threat. Read more
Sixteen million family members in the U.S. are caregivers for the more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). For many caregivers in rural areas such as northern Arizona, health disparities prevent them from accessing the healthcare and support services they need. COVID-19-related… Read more
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Navajo Nation Stay at Home order, two Diné College programs are being offered virtually this summer. The academic programs provide experiential training for high school and college students and are a collaboration between Diné College and Northern… Read more
Kalvina Lee Belin, who graduated with her Northern Arizona University Master in Public Health, Indigenous Studies in May 2020, was featured in the May 21 issue of NAU News for her pilot version of a Native American Cultural Competency Program for NAU faculty and staff to help students… Read more