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.
- Teufel-Shone, NI, Jiang, L, Beals, J, Henderson, HG, Zhang, L, Acton, KJ, Roubideaux Y, and Manson, S. Demographic Characteristics and Food Choices of Participants in the Special Diabetes Program for American Indians Diabetes Prevention Demonstration Project. Ethnicity and Health 2014; June 23:1-14. (PMID: 24954106)
- Teufel-Shone, NI, Fitzgerald, C, Teufel-Shone, L and Gamber, M. Systematic Review of Physical Activity Interventions Implemented among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations in the United States and Canada. AJHP 2009, 23(6): S8-S32. (PMID: 19601485)
- Teufel-Shone, NI. Promising Strategies for Obesity Prevention and Treatment within American Indian Communities. J Trans-cultural Nursing 2006; 17(3):1-6. (PMID: 16757660)
- Sanderson, PR, Teufel-Shone, NI, Baldwin, JA, Sandoval, N and Robinson F. Breast Cancer Education for Navajo Women: a Pilot Study Evaluating a Culturally Relevant Video. J of Cancer Educ 2010:25 (2):217-223. (PMID 2881164)
2003-Present Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Professions, Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ
2003-Present Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2001-13 Associate Professor, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993-Present Joint Approved Faculty Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993-01 Assistant Professor, College of Medicine (1993-2000), Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (2000-2001), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1993-Present Member, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
1989-92 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2011 Outstanding Public Health Service and Community Outreach Award, MEZCOPH, University of Arizona
2010 John Pipe Voices For Change Award. Advocacy Award presented by the American Diabetes; Association and the National Indian Health Board
2008 Public Health Impact Award, US Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service.
2007 Member, Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Omega, the National Public Health Honorary
2007 Local Impact Award, National Indian Health Board
2007 Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
2006 Distinguished Alumni, University of Colorado Department of Anthropology. 50th Anniversary invited guest speaker, Boulder, CO
2006 Recognition of Appreciation. San Juan Regional Medical Ctr, Farmington, NM
2004 Health Education Multi-Media Award an award of the Arizona Public Health Association, for La Diabetes y La Unión Familiar (Diabetes and the Family), family-based diabetes education
1997 Exemplary Group Performance Award, Indian Health Service
1993 Fellow, American Anthropological Association
1973 Phi Kappa Phi, lifetime member