Emily Haozous is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Dr. Haozous received her PhD from Yale University in 2009, where her dissertation examined cancer and barriers to cancer care in American Indians in the Southwest US. Her research focus is on cancer disparities in American Indians and Alaska Natives, and is currently involved in projects looking at barriers to oncologic surgical care for American Indians in the Pacific Northwest, facilitation of palliative care services for American Indian people with cancer on South Dakota reservations, and improvement of cancer screening behaviors in American Indian women in the Southwest using culturally-tailored digital media. Dr. Haozous completed post-doctoral training through the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research-funded Native Elder Research Center Native Investigator program, where she received training and mentoring with a select cohort of PhD-trained American Indian senior faculty from across the country. Dr. Haozous holds a Regent’s Lectureship at the University of New Mexico, and her membership includes Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society, and the Western Institutes of Nursing. Dr. Haozous is a member of the Chiricahua Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and is mother to two sons, ages 4 and 7.