This Native American Heritage month PIRE celebrates the many accomplishments of our colleague Emily Haozous (Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache) PhD, RN, FAAN.
Dr. Haozous is a nurse and Research Scientist with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation’s Southwest Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr. Haozous’ research is guided by the health and wellness priorities of the Native American partners with whom she collaborates. Her publications cover a broad range of topics according to the priorities of those communities, from cancer pain management and cancer decision-making, telehealth and video conferencing, complementary and alternative therapies for pain management, to issues in racial misclassification, national trends in premature mortality, deaths of despair, and issues of health equity.
Dr. Haozous has a background in hospice and palliative care nursing and is dedicated to policy changes that bring equitable healthcare access for Native Americans. She is a long-serving member of the Southwest Tribal Institutional Review Board and Tribal Appointee to the New Mexico Department of Health Native American Tribal Advisory Council, and recently completed service as an appointed member of the National Institute on Nursing Research Working Group on Diversity.
Among her many contributions to science are:
- Haque, A. T., Berrington de González, A., Chen, Y., Haozous, E. A., Inoue-Choi, M., Lawrence, W. R., McGee-Avila, J. K., Nápoles, A. M., Pérez-Stable, E. J., Taparra, K., Vo, J. B., Freedman, N. D., & Shiels, M. S. (2023). Cancer mortality rates by racial and ethnic groups in the United States, 2018-2020. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 115(7), 822–830. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djad069
- Shiels, M. S., Haque, A. T., Haozous, E. A., Albert, P. S., Almeida, J. S., García-Closas, M., Nápoles, A. M., Pérez-Stable, E. J., Freedman, N. D., & Berrington de González, A. (2021). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Excess Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic, March to December 2020. Annals of internal medicine, 174(12), 1693–1699. https://doi.org/10.7326/M21-2134
- Haozous, E. A., Jaramillo, E. T., & Willging, C. E. (2021). Getting to Know: American Indian Elder Health Seeking in an Under-funded Healthcare System. SSM. Qualitative research in health, 1, 100009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2021.100009
- Haozous, E. A., Lee, J., & Soto, C. (2021). Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Data Sovereignty: Ethical Issues. American Indian and Alaska native mental health research (Online), 28(2), 77–97. https://doi.org/10.5820/aian.2802.2021.77
- Best, A. F., Haozous, E. A., Berrington de Gonzalez, A., Chernyavskiy, P., Freedman, N. D., Hartge, P., Thomas, D., Rosenberg, P. S., & Shiels, M. S. (2018). Premature mortality projections in the USA through 2030: a modelling study. The Lancet. Public health, 3(8), e374–e384. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30114-2
- Haozous, E. A., Doorenbos, A., Alvord, L. A., Flum, D. R., & Morris, A. M. (2016). Cancer Journey for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest. Oncology nursing forum, 43(5), 625–635. https://doi.org/10.1188/16.ONF.625-635
- Haozous, E. A., Strickland, C. J., Palacios, J. F., & Solomon, T. G. (2014). Blood politics, ethnic identity, and racial misclassification among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Journal of environmental and public health, 2014, 321604. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/321604
- Haozous, E. A., & Knobf, M. T. (2013). “All my tears were gone”: suffering and cancer pain in Southwest American Indians. Journal of pain and symptom management, 45(6), 1050–1060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.06.001