Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH

PhD: Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1998
MPH: Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994
MA: Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1991

Behavioral risks Obesity Youth Native American/American Indian Chronic disease

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Francine C. Gachupin is Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine. Dr. Gachupin is a tribal member of the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. She received her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New Mexico and her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. She studies primarily chronic diseases and related behavioral risk factors. Much of her training has been at the National Institutes of Health and most of her work has occurred at four separate tribal based epidemiology centers – Portland Area, Aberdeen Area, Albuquerque Area and Navajo Area. She has worked with two tribal comprehensive cancer control programs in the northern plains and the pacific northwest.