Dr. Teufel-Shone has more than 30 years of experience with American Indians (AIs) on community norms and behaviors related to food choice and physical activity patterns and the role in chronic disease prevention. She has formal training in nutrition, anthropology, and family and child health and serve as Academic Program Director of Family and Child Health at the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health.
Dr. Teufel-Shone is a past recipient of an NCI K07 award focused on the development of scientifically valid, culturally relevant methods to document food choices and activities in AIs. She has been actively engaged in community driven, community based intervention research and in 2009, published a seminal, systematic analysis of the peer reviewed and gray literature describing physical activity programs in Indian Country. Currently, she is the Co-PI of an NIH-NIMHD funded P20 Exploratory Center of Excellence, entitled The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) and she is Co-Director of the Research Core that provides formal mentoring to community-university research teams.
Dr. Teufel-Shone has published in the areas of qualitative data collection and analysis, community-based participatory research (CBPR), community-based intervention efficacy and cultural adaptation. She has skills and experience to mentor partnership development, infrastructure change, professional and community dissemination and manuscript development. She is long-time member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program.