Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, CIP

Assistant Director, NARTC
Assistant Director, Cancer Disparities Institute
Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies-GIDP
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Francine C. Gachupin is Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Cancer Disparities Institute, Arizona Cancer Center; and Assistant Director of the Native American Research and Training Center, all at the University of Arizona. 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.

Research Interests: 
  • Behavioral risks
  • Obesity
  • Youth
  • Native American/American Indian
  • Chronic disease