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Project Publications: University of Arizona: Community Engagement Core

Superfund Research Program

Community Engagement Core

Project Leader: Karletta Chief
Co-Investigators: Raina M. Maier, Stephanie Carroll
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 2005-2025
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  • 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.


  • Clausen RJ, Chief C, Teufel-Shone NI, Begay MA, Charley PH, Beamer P, Anako N, Chief K. 2023. Dine-centered research reframes the Gold King Mine Spill: Understanding social and spiritual impacts across space and time. J Rural Stud 97:449-457. doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.12.021
  • Van Horne YO, Carroll S, Chief K, Lothrop N, Richards JR, Begay M, Charley PH, Ingram J, Beamer P. 2023. Using environmental health dialogue in a Dine-centered approach for individualized results reporting in an environmental exposure study following the Gold King Mine Spill. Environ Res 231(Pt.2):116196. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2023.116196 PMID:37211184 PMCID:PMC10411314
  • Van Horne YO, Chief K, Charley PH, Begay M, Lothrop N, Canales RA, Beamer P. 2023. A community-based health risk assessment following the Gold King Mine Spill: Results from the Gold King Mine Spill Dine Exposure Project. Expo Health doi:10.1007/s12403-023-00583-8


  • Brown B, Pedersen M, Harrington J, Belcourt A, Windchief S, Thomas A, Sweetgrass-She Kills RP, Conroy-Ben O, Brodt E, Hoagland S, Johnson-Jenning M, Lewis J, Green Mink K, Milligan-Myhre KC, Calhoun M, Ozburn A, Simonds V, De Rosier Grant A, Hill S, Wu K. 2022. Exploring personal, relational, and collective experiences and mentorship connections that enhance or inhibit professional development and career advancement of native American faculty in STEM fields: A qualitative study. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education doi:10.1037/dhe0000376
  • Chief K, Petersen N, Massaro TM, Tulley N, Tulley-Cordova C, Vold J. 2022. Respectful Tribal Partnership: What philanthropy can learn from the Navajo Nation's collaborative response to the COVID-19 crisis. Found Rev 14:doi:10.9707/1944-5660.1611


  • Teufel-Shone NI, Chief C, Richards JR, Clausen RJ, Yazzie A, Begay MA, Lothrop N, Yazzie J, Begay AB, Beamer P, Chief K. 2021. Development of a culturally anchored qualitative approach to conduct and analyze focus group narratives collected in Dine (Navajo) communities to understand the impacts of the Gold King Mine spill of 2015. Int J Environ Res Public Health 18(17):9402. doi:10.3390/ijerph18179402 PMID:34502003 PMCID:PMC8430777
  • 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 31(5):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
  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2019. Ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening: An exposure and risk assessment in legacy mining communities. Sci Total Environ 22:134639. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134639


  • 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


  • Moreno Ramirez D, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Estrella-Sanchez R, Wolf AM, Kilungo A, Spitz AH, Betterton EA. 2015. Pollution prevention through peer education: a community health worker and small and home-based business initiative on the Arizona-Sonora border. Int J Environ Res Public Health 12(9):11209-11226. doi:10.3390/ijerph120911209 PMID:26371028 PMCID:PMC4586670
  • Ramirez-Andreotta M, Brusseau ML, Artiola JF, Maier RM, Gandolfi A. 2015. Building a co-created citizen science program with gardeners neighboring a superfund site: The Gardenroots case study. Int Public Health J 7(1):PMID:25954473 PMCID:PMC4420190



  • Cortinas I, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. 2008. Biologically mediated mobilization of arsenic from granular ferric hydroxide in anaerobic columns fed landfill leachate. Biotechnol Bioeng 101(6):1205-1213. doi:10.1002/bit.22021 PMID:18980210


  • Field JA, Sierra-Alvarez R, Freeman SP, Feijoo G, Moreira MT, Stasiak J, Razo-Flores E. 2002. Hydrogen sulfide as the main electron donor for denitrification of petroleum refinery effluents. In: Proceedings of the VII Latin America Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion. Merida, Mexico.
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