Priscilla R. Sanderson Ph.D., CRC

Priscilla R. Sanderson
Position:Affiliation:Navajo NationRegion:North America
Biographical Information:Priscilla R. Sanderson, Ph.D., CRC is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is an assistant professor with Northern Arizona University (NAU), Health Sciences Department, College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and Applied Indigenous Studies Department, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a Hampton Faculty Fellow with the Spirits of EAGLES, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Faculty Fellow with the Native American Research and Training Center, College of Medicine, University of Arizona. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Sanderson completed her three-year cancer prevention and control postdoctoral fellow with the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center (AZCC). Dr. Sanderson and Dr. Nicolette Teufel-Shone are Co-Principal Investigators for a newly funded Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR) program funded by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities’ Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20). In addition, Dr. Sanderson is currently a Co-Principal with Dr. Sylvia Brown from the University of Arizona for a research project titled, “Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Behaviors of the Hopi Tribe.” Dr. Sanderson received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS, M.S. degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Education and Special Education from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.