Team Member: Stephanie Russo Carroll

Stephanie Russo Carroll, DrPH, MPH 

Ahtna, from the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah, and Sicilian-descent

Pronouns: She/Her


Collaboratory Leader

Associate Director, Native Nations Institute

Assistant Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman

College of Public Health University of Arizona

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Stephanie Russo Carroll is Assistant Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Associate Director, Native Nations Institute in the UC; Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; and Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, MEZCOPH at the University of Arizona (UA).

Stephanie’s research explores the links between Indigenous governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. Her interdisciplinary lab group, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance, develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty.

Stephanie offers Indigenous women-led mentoring of undergraduate through post doctoral fellows, junior faculty, and research staff with the goal of producing policy-relevant research through skill and knowledge acquisition.

Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Group at the Research Data Alliance, and is a founding member and current chair of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA). She Chairs the Indigenous Data Working Group for the IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data. Stephanie is an ENRICH: Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation Coordinating Hub Global Chair.

Stephanie was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH and the UA Native Faculty, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies and the Executive Committee for the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. Stephanie is a founding board member for the Copper River Tribal College in Chitina, Alaska. Stephanie received her AB from Cornell University and MPH and DrPH from MEZCOPH.

On the unceded traditional homelands of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the lands of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe

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