Ricky Camplain, assistant professor of health sciences and the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER); Carolyn Camplain, program coordinator with CHER; Robert T. Trotter II, Regent’s Professor of anthropology and CHER affiliate; George Pro, postdoctoral fellow with CHER; Samantha Sabo, associate professor of health sciences and CHER; Emery Eaves, assistant professor of anthropology; Julie A. Baldwin, director of CHER and Regent’s Professor; and Marie Peoples, deputy county manager for Coconino County, published, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in Drug- and Alcohol-Related Arrest Outcomes in a Southwest County From 2009 to 2018,” in the American Journal of Public Health. Ricky Camplain also coauthored, “The Association of Acculturation with Accelerometer-Assessed and Self-Reported Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos,” in ScienceDirect.
NAU researchers Scott Goetz and Ted Schuur were quoted in the article, “Explainer: Nine ‘tipping points’ that could be triggered by climate change,” on CarbonBrief. The article discusses how climate change could push certain elements to a tipping point that would have stark effects on the world. Work from a third researcher, Xanthe Walker, was also quoted.
Proposals from professor David Trilling and assistant professor Cristina Thomas in the Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science were selected for the 2019 NASA Solar System Observations program. They are two proposals of nine accepted. The projects, which total more than $1 million, each will run for three years.
Staff and faculty from the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) have had several recent successes.
- George Pro, postdoctoral fellow with CHER; Ricky Camplain, assistant professor of health sciences and CHER; Brooke de Heer, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice; Carmenlita Chief, senior program coordinator at CHER; and Nicolette Teufel-Shone, professor in health services and associate director of CHER, authored, “A National Epidemiologic Profile of Physical Intimate Partner Violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Supportive Childhood Relationships: Group Differences in Predicted Trends and Associations,” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
- Pro published “Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differences in Associations of Medication-Assisted Therapy and Reduced Opioid Use Between Outpatient Treatment Admission and Discharge” in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.
- Carolyn Camplain, program coordinator with CHER and doctoral candidate in interdisciplinary health, will present “Healthcare in Tribal Jails: A Crisis” at the 2020 Public Health Law Conference in Baltimore.
- Abrupt thawing of permafrost in the Arctic could affect half of all permafrost carbon and double its contribution to climate warming, says a new study out in Nature Geoscience this week co-authored by Ted Schuur of the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society and collaborators at the Permafrost Carbon Network. Because few climate models account for permafrost, and then only gradual thaw, the findings suggest scientists currently underestimate carbon emissions from the Arctic.