In Native American tribes, community health representatives (CHRs) are unique and valued members of the health care system serving their communities. New research out of Northern Arizona University shows that despite their critical importance to the community, CHRs lack the support needed to do their work effectively.
Northern Arizona University economics professor Julie Mueller is a principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing knowledge and solutions around the unique problems pandemics present to rural areas.
Mueller, who has an 80 percent appointment in the Franke College of Business and a 20 percent appointment in the School of Earth and Sustainability, is researching “Build and… 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… Read more
During his weekly press conference this afternoon, Gov. Doug Ducey called the three public universities Arizona’s secret weapon in the battle against COVID-19 and announced that the State of Arizona is providing $8 million to Northern Arizona University, ASU and UArizona in support of additional testing, surveillance and other COVID-19 response efforts.
The governor also noted that NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research has been embedded with the Coconino County monitoring team helping to investigate and contact trace COVID-19 cases… 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… Read more
Initial findings reported by the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union (ACGU) suggest that following Arizona’s first reported case of COVID-19 in late January, the state experienced no subsequent cases that went undetected and was COVID-free until at least 11 distinct incursions occurred between mid-February and early April.
The published results appear in the scientific journal mBio.
Faculty at Northern Arizona University (NAU), the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, University of Arizona (UArizona)… Read more