Nathania Tsosie, MCRP

Biography

Totsóhnii nishlii dóó Naakaii Dine'é báshishchiin. Tá'neesdzahnii dáshicheii dóó Tsi'naajini dáshinali.

Nathania Tsosie is a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation from Burnt Corn, Arizona. Although Arizona will always be home, she has been learning, living, and working in and around New Mexico since 2003. Her first position at the Center for Native American Health (CNAH) was as a graduate research assistant supporting community-based participatory research.

She advanced into a staff position after graduating with distinction from the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, and earned a Master of Community & Regional Planning degree with an emphasis in Community Development. Her master’s thesis examined the social capital components of a community arts initiative to address Indigenous youth suicide. In August 2015, Nathania joined the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the UNM School of Medicine as a Lecturer II.

Her work incorporates community planning, public health, and community-based participatory research approaches to provide capacity-building and education. She specializes in program planning and community engagement and is involved in a number of grants, contracts, and initiatives on various topics including adverse childhood experiences research, diabetes prevention, community health assessment capacity-building, and cultural humility. She has over 10 years of experience in engaging Native Americans (tribal and off-Reservation) in community-based settings and is a fluent Navajo speaker.

When not on campus, Nathania enjoys spending time with her family and exploring cities, neighborhoods, and historic places across the country.

Undergrad: Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Graduate: Master of Community & Regional Planning, University of New Mexico