"BLAISER Minority and Border Health Disparities Lecture Series with Dr. Stephanie Carroll Rainie

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences presents:

“Implications of Indigenous Data Sovereignty for Scientists, Researchers, and Community Health and Wellbeing”

Stephanie Carroll Rainie, DrPH, MPH (Ahtna Athabascan) | Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Associate Director and Manager – Tribal Health Program for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; and Assistant Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR), MEZCOPH at the University of Arizona.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 | 1–2 p.m.
WHERE: Drachman Hall A114

Lecture/Video Recorded
This event will be archived for later viewing on the UAHS BioCommunications website at this link: https://tinyurl.com/MBHDLS-Stephanie-Rainie

About the Speaker
Dr. Carroll Rainie's research explores the links between governance, health care, the environment, and community wellness. She collaborates with a community of tribal leaders and program staff, researchers, and students at the UA's NNI and CIEHR, and elsewhere. Stephanie mentors numerous staff and students in responsible research practices, research administration, and leadership, among other topics. She also functions as the UC's liaison to the University's Human Subjects Protection Program, monitoring implementation of the guidelines in UC research projects and participating in broader UA discussions of ethical collaborations with Indigenous peoples and communities.

Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance. She was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program Executive Committee and the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies.

Contact: Viridiana Johnson, BLAISER coordinator, viridianaj@medadmin.arizona.edu

About the BLAISER Program
The Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program, falls under the Office of the Senior Vice President at the University of Arizona Health Sciences led by Michael D. Dake, MD.

Run in cooperation with the UAHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion, BLAISER is strongly committed to attracting students that represent the diverse population to biomedical research, expose them and make them sensitive to the Health Disparities in Southern of Arizona and the border region. This cutting-edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA Health Sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research.

This annual summer program was created in 2015 to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. The inaugural class consisted of 15 students. In 2017, 20 students participated. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted annually. This year's program runs from June 3 to Aug. 6, 2019. Participants gain an extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. Learn more here: https://uahs.arizona.edu/blaiser

This program is supported in part by Arizona Area Health Education Centers.

University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman
College of Public Health, Drachman Hall A114

1295 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721


Contact Info
Viridiana Johnson, BLAISER coordinator
(520) 626-0726
Event Contact Department: 
UAHS Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure To Research (BLAISER) Program