Jennie R. Joe, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A
Dr. Jennie R. Joe is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is on faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM), College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Since 1987, Joe has also been the Director of the Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) in the DFCM. Dr. Joe is a medical anthropologist who has been engaged in a number of community-based research projects with American Indian/Alaska Native Communities. She served as a member on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Assess Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare and on the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee to the U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is also a longtime member of the federal Indian Health Service's International Review Board. In her research and teaching, the thrust of her work is in the area of chronic diseases, disabilities, gender, and the socio-cultural context of these issues. Dr. Joe received her doctorate from the University of California Berkeley.
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