Conducting Health Research with Native American Communities 

Stereotypes about Native Americans and Alcohol Debunked by UA Study The UA study, published online Feb. 8, 2015, in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Alcohol Use among Native Americans Compared to Whites: Examining the Veracity of the 'Native American Elevated Alcohol Consumption' Belief, was conducted by James K. Cunningham, PhD, lead author, a U.S. Fulbright scholar and social epidemiologist with the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) and the UA Wassaja Carlos Montezuma Center for Native American Health; Teshia A. Solomon, PhD, (Choctaw), associate professor with the FCM and Community Medicine; and Myra Muramoto, MD, MPH, former department chair for FCM.

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