Superfund Research Program

February 2022

Cherie De Vore, Ph.D.

Cherie De Vore, Ph.D., a former trainee with the University of New Mexico SRP Center, explained how her mechanistic research on metal contaminants in the environment is grounded in her Diné identity.

"My identity as an Indigenous woman from the four sacred mountains of Dinétah (Navajo land) is paramount to the type of mentor, teacher, and scientist I have become," De Vore shared. "How to deal with legacy waste material and how to remediate contaminated sites are some of the pressing questions I contemplate about environmental health work and holistic community wellness."

Read her full article in the NIEHS Global Environmental Health Newsletter.