Francine C. Gachupin

Associate Professor, American Indian Studies
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Associate Professor, Public Health
Tribal Affiliation
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico

Francine C. Gachupin is Associate 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


PhD: Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1998

MPH: Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994

MA: Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1991


  • PhD, MPH