Neurodivergent thinkers – individuals who, for example, may be on the autism spectrum or experience conditions such as Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia or mental disorders such as depression and anxiety – are an untapped human resource in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The… Read more
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In Coconino County, individuals are admitted to jail twice as often per year as the national average, with about 3,093 per 100,000 people per year admitted to Coconino County Detention Facility (CCDF).
To address the incarceration rate, Northern Arizona University faculty members are collaborating with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to analyze the most… Read more
A major consensus report co-authored by Heidi Wayment, chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, provides recommendations for increasing concussion symptom disclosure in collegiate athletic departments and military service academies. The report was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
The report, pending co-publishment in the Journal of Special Operations… Read more
Researchers in Northern Arizona University’s Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) recently received four grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAU Regents’ Professor Julie Baldwin, director of CHER and the principal… Read more
Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative (SHERC) awarded research grants through its Pilot Project Program totaling $240,000 to four NAU faculty investigators conducting health equity research in the local community.
This year’s award recipients are NAU professors Emery Eaves, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Catrin Edgeley, assistant professor in the School of Forestry, Regina Eddie, assistant professor… Read more
In her ongoing research about Americans’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Arizona University anthropology professor Lisa Hardy and her collaborators have talked to dozens of people. A couple of them stand out to the researchers.
Hardy spoke to a man who had polio as a child and had to live in a… Read more