Staff Publications

Below is a sample of publications by CAIANH staff members related to American Indian and Alaska Native health and some of the programs operated through CAIANH. For more from our researchers, we recommend searching PubMed.


Angela G. Brega, Henderson, W. G., Harper, M. M., Thomas, J. F., Spero M. Manson, … & Judith Albino. (2019). Association of ethnic identity with oral health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and outcomes on the Navajo Nation. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 30(1), 143-160. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2019.0013

Cynthia W. Goss, Richardson, Jr., W. J., & Jay H. Shore. (2019). Outcomes and lessons learned from the Tribal Veterans Representative Program: A model for system engagement. ​Journal of Community Health, 44(6), 1076-1085. doi:  10.1007/s10900-019-00683-0

Nuyujukian, D. S., Anton-Culver, H., Spero M. Manson, & Jiang, L. (2019). Associations of sleep duration with cardiometabolic outcomes in American Indians and Alaska Natives and other race/ethnicities: Results from the BRFSSSleep Health, 5, 3441351. doi:  10.1016/j.sleh.2019.02.003

Joan M. O'Connell, & Spero M. Manson. (2019). Understanding the economic costs of diabetes and prediabetes and what we may learn about reducing the health and economic burden of these conditionsDiabetes Care, 42(9), 1609-1611. doi: 10.2337/dci19-0017

Schroeder, E. B., Kelly Moore, Spero M. Manson, Baldwin, M. A., Goodrich, G. K., Malone, A. S., Pieper, L. E., Xu, S., Meredith M. Fort, et al. (2019). An interactive voice response and text message intervention to improve blood pressure control among individuals with hypertension receiving care at an urban Indian Health organization: Protocol and baseline characteristics of a pragmatic randomized controlled trialJMIR Research Protocols, 8(4), e11794. doi: 10.2196/11794

Sarah Stotz, Charron-Prochownik, D., Terry, M. A., Gonzales, K., Kelly Moore, & Stopping GDM Study Group. (2019). Reducing risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) through a preconception counseling program for American Indian/Alaska Native girls: Perceptions from women with type 2 diabetes or a history of GDMDiabetes Educator, 45(2), 137-145. doi: 10.1177/0145721718821663

Tuitt, N. R., Nancy R. Whitesell, Asdigian, N. L., & Carol E. Kaufman. (2019). Frequent residential mobility among American Indians and early indications of sexual risk among young adolescentsPLoS One, 14(6), e0218445. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218445

Walls, M. L., Nancy R. Whitesell, Barlow, A., & Michelle Sarche. (2019). Research with American Indian and Alaska Native populations: Measurement mattersJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 18(1), 129-149. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1310640

Nancy R. Whitesell, Mousseau, A. C., Keane, E. M., Asdigian, N. L., Tuitt, N., Morse, B., … & Carol E. Kaufman. (2019). Integrating community-engagement and a multiphase optimization strategy framework: Adapting substance use prevention for American Indian familiesPrevention Science, Published Online, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11121-019-01036-y

Wurster, H. E., Michelle Sarche, Caitlin Trucksess, Morse, B., & Biringen, Z. (2019). Parents' adverse childhood experiences and parent-child emotional availability in an American Indian community: Relations with young children's social-emotional developmentDevelopment & Psychopathology, Epub ahead of print, 1-12. doi: 10.1017/S095457941900018X


Judith Albino, Tamanna, T., Henderson, W. G., Thomas, J. F., Braun, P. A., & Batliner, T. S. (2018). Parental psychosocial factors and childhood caries prevention: Data from an American Indian population. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 46(4), 360-368. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12376

Asdigian, N. L., Running Bear, U., Beals, J., Spero M. Manson, & Carol E. Kaufman. (2018). Mental health burden in a national sample of American Indian and Alaska Native adults: Differences between multiple-race and single-race subgroupsSocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 53(5), 521-530. doi: 10.1007/s00127-018-1494-1

Harwood, E. M., Jones, A. R., Erickson, D., Buchwald, D., Johnson-Hemming, J., Jones, H. P., Spero M. Manson, et al. (2018). Early career biomedical grantsmanship self-efficacy: Validation of an abbreviated self-assessment toolAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1445(1), 17-26. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13995

Ivanich, J. D., Mousseau, A. C., Walls, M., Whitbeck, L., & Nancy R. Whitesell. (2018). Pathways of adaptation: Two case studies with one evidence-based substance use prevention program tailored for Indigenous youthPrevention Science, Published Online, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11121-018-0914-5

Jiang, L., Ann Johnson, Pratte, K., Beals, J., Bullock, A., & Spero M. Manson. (2018). Long-term outcomes of lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: The Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention ProgramDiabetes Care, 41(7), 1462-1470. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2685

Carol E. Kaufman, Keane, E. M., Shangreau, C., Arthur-Asmah, R., Morse, B., & Nancy R. Whitesell. (2018). Dissemination and uptake of HIV/STD preventive interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: A case studyEthnicity & Health, 27, 1-12. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1514456

Spero M. Manson. (2018). Substance use among American Indian youths today: A threat to our future. JAMA Network Open, 1(1), e180381. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0381

Doug K. Novins, Boulley, J., Ferron, C., Abramson, L., & Barlow, A. (2018). Addressing substance use problems in Tribal home visitationInfant Mental Health Journal, 39(3), 287-294. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21706

Running Bear, U., Croy, C. C., Carol E. Kaufman, Thayer, Z. M., & Spero M. Manson. (2018). The relationship of five boarding school experiences and physical health status among Northern Plains TribesQuality of Life Research, 27(1), 153-157. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1742-y

Running Bear, U., Garroutte, E. M., Beals, J., Carol E. Kaufman, & Spero M. Manson. (2018). Spirituality and mental health status among Northern Plains TribesJournal of Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 21(3), 274-287. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2018.1469121

Nancy R. Whitesell, Bolan, M., Chomos, J. C., Heath, D., Miles, J., … & Barlow, A. (2018). Measurement issues in home-visiting research within Tribal communities: Challenges and strategies. Infant Mental Health Journal, 39(3), 326-334. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21713

Nancy R. Whitesell, Michelle Sarche, Keane, E., Mousseau, A. C., & Carol E. Kaufman. (2018). Advancing scientific methods in community and cultural context to promote health equity: Lessons from intervention outcomes research with American Indian and Alaska Native communitiesAmerican Journal of Evaluation, 39(1), 42-57. doi: 10.1177/1098214017726872


Judith Albino, Tiwari, T., Gansky, S. A., Henshaw, M. M., Barker, J. C., Angela G. Brega, … & Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers. (2017). The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood cariesBMC Oral Health, 17(83), 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s12903-017-0374-5

Bullock, A., Sheff, K., Kelly Moore, & Spero M. Manson. (2017). Obesity and overweight in American Indian and Alaska Native children, 2006-2015. American Journal of Public Health, 107(9), 1502-1507. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303904

Cynthia W. Goss, Richardson, Jr., W. J., Dailey, N., Bair, B. Hagamoto, H., Spero M. Manson, & Jay H. Shore. (2017). Rural American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans’ Telemental Health: A model of culturally centered carePsychological Services, 14(3), 270-278. doi: 10.1037/ser0000149

Rieckmann, T., Moore, L. A., Aarons, G. A., & Doug K. Novins. (2017). National overview of medication assisted treatment for American Indians with substance use. Psychiatric Services, 68, 1136-1143. doi: 10.1176/

Michelle Sarche, Tafoya, G., Croy, C. D., & Hill, K. (2017). American Indian and Alaska Native boys: Early childhood risk and resilience amidst context and culture. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(1), 115-127. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21613



Angela G. Brega, Thomas, J. F., Henderson, W. G., Batliner, T. S., Quissell, D. O. … & Judith Albino. (2016). Association of parental health literacy with oral health status of Navajo Nation preschoolers. Health Education Research, 31, 70-81. doi: 10.1093/her/cyv055

Doug K. Novins, Croy, C., Moore, L. A., & Rieckmann, T. (2016). Use of evidence-based treatments in substance abuse treatment programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161, 214-221. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.007​