Water in the Native World Webinar Series: Arsenic Concentrations in Ground and Surface Waters across Arizona Including Native Lands
“Water in the Native World,” a special issue on tribal water research was just released by the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. This is the second time, Dr. Karletta Chief, the PI of the Community Engagement Core of the University of Arizona Superfund Research Center (UA SRC) has served as a guest editor to compile research highlighting important water research in tribal communities. Not only is the guest editor Indigenous but in this Special Issue nearly all of the co-authors are Indigenous and three publications (Bulltail and Walter, 2020; Conroy-Ben and Crowder, 2020, and Martin et al., 2020) are led by an Indigenous lead author.
Download full articles from the special issue.
Contact: Dr. Karletta Chief, Assistant Specialist & Professor, Environmental Physics and Hydrology
June 24, 2020
Dr. Catherine R. Propper (corresponding author) has been a Professor of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University (NAU) since 1991 where she has been dedicated to supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds. She is the Program Director for the National Institutes of Health RISE for Native American Students and the Minority Health International Research Training program, Native Americans Exploring Global Health Disparities. Dr. Propper is co-Lead for the Southwest Health Equities Research Collaborative’s Research Infrastructure Core. Her research focuses on how environmental contaminants affect development, reproduction and behavior, and she has published more 60 peer-reviewed journal articles. Locally and statewide, she has served on the City of Flagstaff’s Contaminants of Emerging Concern Panel and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s Advisory Panel on Emerging Contaminants. Nationally, she has participated in several U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panels. Catherine.Propper@nau.edu or via mail at 617 S. Beaver Street, Box 5640, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.
Marie Jones began this project while attending Northern Arizona University as an undergraduate and working with Dr. Propper. It developed into a state-wide mapping project in order to gain a more complete picture of the extent of arsenic contamination. Her research and clinical interests are focused on toxicology, specifically arsenic, and how this contaminant impacts human health. Marie is currently studying nursing at Brigham Young University - Idaho with the intent to pursue graduate school as a Nurse Practitioner. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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