About Research at the Center for Native American Health

CNAH promotes Indigenous well-being through research by engaging leadership, communities, students, and knowledge in the discovery of local solutions. We provide technical assistance through contracts and academic service to tribal programs, academic institutions and departments, non-profit and community organizations, and students on Indigenous health topics using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.

Our technical assistance includes:

  • Mentorship (or co-mentorship) for students including UNM’s Required Medical Student Research, graduate thesis and dissertation research, and Independent Study sponsorship;
  • Partnership building with tribal and off-Reservation American Indian communities for research with a focus on cultural humility and Indigenous knowledge;
  • Developing  culturally-appropriate and engaging research methods such as focus group design/facilitation,
  • Community Advisory Panel development, and meeting facilitation;
  • Organizing and securing institutional and tribal human research protections approval;
  • Building capacity for community-based participatory research (CBPR) by co-teaching an annual CBPR Institute at the UNM HSC; and
  • One-on-one consultation.

For more information, contact Nathania Tsosie by phone at 505-925-4377 or email nttsosie@unm.edu.