Superfund Research Program

July 2022

Karlatta Chief, adorned in Native American jewelery with a smile

Karletta Chief, Ph.D., of the University of Arizona SRP Center, explained how her interest in water stemmed from growing up within Navajo nation.

As the Community Engagement Core lead at the center, Chief is working to understand and address impacts on tribal water sources from both environmental contamination and climate change.

“This research addresses a huge disparity that exists for Native American communities when it comes to environmental injustice and health inequities,” said Chief. “Our work contributes necessary knowledge to help protect tribal communities from the effects of pollution and climate change.”

Read more in her NIEHS Grantee Highlight.