Dr. Christine M. Daley

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine & Public Health
Director, Center for American Indian Community Health
Primary office:
913-588-2477
KU Medical Center


Summary

Dr. Daley is a medical anthropologist with additional training in public health and a strong focus on applied research and community-based interventions. Her major areas of research focus on the reduction of health disparities in Native North America through primarily cancer control and prevention, cross-cultural communication in the health care setting and via technology, and the intersection of qualitative and quantitative ethnographic data collection and analyses.  She has additional interests in health literacy, traditional medical beliefs surrounding cancer, disease in human evolution, and children with special needs.  Currently, Dr. Daley is working on a culturally-tailored smoking cessation program with the Haskell Health Center and the urban Native population in Kansas City.  She is also conducting research on barriers to cancer screening in this population.  Her most notable previous research was with the Fort Apache Indian community in Arizona, where she helped to bring the Well Woman Healthcheck Program, a program of mobile breast and cervical cancer screening.  She has also worked with other Native communities in Arizona and the Northeast, with a particular focus on beliefs about cancer risk, cause, and treatment, both biomedical and traditional, as well as cross-cultural communication issues in health care.  In addition to her research, Dr. Daley is currently teaching Qualitative Methods in Public Health and is designing a medical anthropology course for medical students.  She has taught numerous courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in anthropology, public health, and women’s studies and would like to continue curriculum development.

Dr. Daley is a member of several professional organizations including the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Medical Anthropology, the Society for Applied Anthropology, the American Public Health Association, the National Association for Native American Studies, the American Association for the History of Medicine, and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.  Locally, she is a member of the Kansas Public Health Association and an associate member of the Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute.  She serves as a board member for the American Indian Heartland Cancer Network and is active in various community activities serving this population.

Recent Honors and Awards

2010-Kansas Health Foundation Excellence in Public Health Teaching Award nominee

2010-William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas


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