Principal Investigators

NACP operates on the Multiple Principal Investigator (PI) plan.

Contact PIs:

Margaret Briehl, PhD, University of Arizona Cancer Center

Jani C. Ingram, PhD, Northern Arizona University

Dr. Jani Ingram, PhD, a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University, investigates environmental contaminants with respect to their impact on health.  A major part of her research is focused on characterizing uranium and arsenic contamination in water, soil, plants and livestock.  A critical aspect of her research is to foster collaborations with the Native American community and leaders to build trust, obtain access to field samples and gain insights into their health concerns.


Community Outreach Leaders:

Francine Gauchpin, PhD, MPH, UACC

Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD, NAU



Kelly Laurila, MA, Evaluation Coordinator 


Developmental Core Leaders:

Ron Heimark, PhD, UACC

Jason Wilder, PhD, NAU

Training Core Leaders:

Margaret M. Briehl, PhD, UACC

Hendrik D. de Heer, PhD, NAU