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
The impact of incarceration
The United States has experienced an unparalleled epidemic of incarceration in the past 40 years.
That’s the crux of the research that Ricky Camplain, an assistant professor in Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Department of Health Sciences, has done for years. Her research with collaborators has shown… Read more
For second consecutive year, NAU ranks in top 200 in NSF research rankings
Northern Arizona University moved up five spots in the most recent National Science Foundation’s (NSF) national research rankings, moving to No. 191 with a fiscal year 2019 performance of $58.91 million.
Year after year, NAU has risen in these rankings, which takes research expenditures into account. NAU also… Read more
NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research receives $1.2 million in funding for multidisciplinary projects related to COVID-19
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
NAU researchers launch first large-scale study of tooth decay among preschoolers in southern Arizona and on island of Hawai’i
Nationally, rates of early childhood caries, or tooth decay, among Hispanic, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander children are almost double those of white children, making it the most prevalent chronic disease among these populations—occurring five times as frequently as asthma.
Researchers at Northern Arizona University have been working on a major study… Read more
NAU researchers study effects of COVID-19, health disparities on caregivers of people with ADRD
Sixteen million family members in the US are caregivers for the more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). For many caregivers in rural areas such as northern Arizona, health disparities prevent them from accessing the healthcare and support services they need. COVID-19-related isolation is… Read more