Stephanie Russo Carroll

Assistant Professor, Community, Environment & Policy Department
Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC)
Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Associate Director, Native Nations Institute (NNI)
Tribal Affiliation
Ahtna (Native Village of Kluti-Kaah)

803 E. First Street
PO Box:
Tucson AZ 85719

Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna), DrPH, MPH is Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy and Management at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; and Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC at the University of Arizona (UA).

Stephanie's research explores the links between Indigenous governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. Her interdisciplinary research team, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance, develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty. Indigenous data sovereignty draws on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that reaffirms the rights of Indigenous nations to control data about their peoples, lands, and resources. The team’s research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. Stephanie offers Indigenous women-led mentoring of undergraduate through junior faculty and research staff with the goal of producing policy-relevant research through skill and knowledge acquisition. The team’s disciplinary breadth includes public health, law, business, geography, sociology, social work, public policy, and environmental and climate sciences.  

Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance and is a founding member and current chair of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA). Stephanie was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH and the UA Native Faculty, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. Stephanie is a founding board member for the Copper River Tribal College in Chitina, Alaska.

Stephanie received her AB from Cornell University and MPH and DrPH from MEZCOPH


  • DrPH, MPH