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Person Details: Karletta Chief

Superfund Research Program

Karletta Chief

University of Arizona
Department of Environmental Science
P.O. Box 210038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038
Phone: 520-222-9801


Hazardous Waste Sites

Dine College, Shiprock, NM

  • University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core

Dine College, Tsaile, AZ

  • University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core

Gold King Mine Spill

  • University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core
  • University of Arizona: Research Translation Core

Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter

  • University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core

Tohono Oodham Community College

  • University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core


  • Chief K, Arnold RG, Curley A, Hoover J, Kacira M, Karanikola V, Simmons-Potter K, Tellman E. Addressing food-energy-water insecurities of the Navajo Nation through university- community collaboration. In: Water Resources Impact January 2021. pp.31-33.


  • Van Horne YO, Chief K, Charley PH, Begay M, Lothrop N, Bell ML, Canales RA, Teufel-Shone NI, Beamer P. 2021. Impacts to Dine activities with the San Juan River after the Gold King Mine Spill. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol doi:10.1038/s41370-021-00290-z PMID:33526814 (ahead of print)



  • Chief K, Emanuel R, Conroy-Ben O. 2019. Indigenous symposium on water research, education, and engagement. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 100:doi:10.1029/2019EO114313


  • Chief K, Meadow A, Whyte K. 2016. Engaging Southwestern tribes in sustainable water resources topics and management. Water (Basel) 8:350. doi:10.3390/w8080350
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