In 2002, the Odyssey probe discovered evidence of past ice on Mars. The U.S. Congress authorized the Iraq War resolution. The Anaheim Angels won the World Series. And in a meadow 15 miles north of Flagstaff, scientists began to monitor and move small plots of soil along a mountain gradient… Read more
Center for Health Equity Research
Regents’ professor Julie Baldwin elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Regents’ professor Julie Baldwin, founding director of Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for her pioneering research on community-driven HIV/AIDS and substance use prevention interventions for Indigenous youth implemented in school systems and Native communities… Read more
Interdisciplinary team investigates air and water quality on Cocopah Reservation
Funded through EPA grant, project provides students field research opportunities
Regents’ professor Jani Ingram of Northern Arizona University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lead an assessment of the… Read more
Reducing H. pylori in Navajo Nation tribal members through testing and education
How can you eliminate a pervasive, yet undiscussed, bacterial infection from the Navajo Nation? For a collaborative group of researchers, it requires dedication, hours of travel and unfailing commitment to present information in a respectful, culturally relevant… Read more
Searching for the needle in a haystack: Are agrochemicals linked to cancer?
Thousands of chemicals are released into the environment yearly for agricultural, industrial and health-related needs. Sorting through which may inadvertently lead to risks to human health is a complex task. A joint study between NAU and the University of Idaho investigated whether there were any correlations between specific types… Read more
Disease ecologist awarded $3.5 million to build revolutionary epidemiological platform
EpiMoRPH envisioned as collaborative online “hub,” making forecasting epidemics vastly more transparent and reliable
Mathematical modeling—which combines math, statistics, computing and data—is a critical tool for public health professionals, who use it to study how diseases spread, predict the future course of outbreaks and evaluate strategies for controlling epidemics.
As… Read more