Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD
Associate Director & Professor
Building community capacity to address health promotion in Native American communities, chronic disease prevention
Dr. Teufel-Shone has more than 30 years of experience working with Native American communities in the Southwest, building and promoting community capacity to address health promotion especially on chronic disease, obesity, and nutritional issues. Currently, she is also an Affiliated Scholar in the Arizona Cancer Center’s Health Disparities Institute, a member of the National Congress of American Indians Scientific Community Advisory Committee, and a consultant on the Hualapai Injury Prevention and Underage Drinking Program in Peach Springs, AZ. She was awarded the Fulbright Canada-Norlien Foundation Distinguished Research Chair for 2015-2016. In this capacity, she collaborated with the University of Alberta and the Yellowknives Dene of the Northwest Territory on community resilience and health. She was co-director of CAIR, an NIH-funded Exploratory Center of Excellence, that involved collaboration between Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Diné College, and tribal communities of Arizona. CAIR has supported research, community engagement and education and training with Native communities and students.
Dr. Teufel-Shone has published in the areas of qualitative data collection and analysis, community-based participatory research (CBPR), community-based intervention efficacy and cultural adaptation. She has skills and experience to mentor partnership development, infrastructure change, professional and community dissemination and manuscript development. She is long-time member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.