Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) is Assistant Professor – Public Health, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Associate Director and Manager – Tribal Health Program for the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; Assistant Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); and Assistant Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, MEZCOH at the University of Arizona (UA).
Stephanie's research explores the links between governance, health care, the environment, and community wellness. She collaborates with a community of tribal leaders and program staff, researchers, and students at the UA's NNI and CIEHR, and elsewhere. Stephanie mentors numerous staff and students in responsible research practices, research administration, and leadership, among other topics. She also functions as the UC's liaison to the University's Human Subjects Protection Program, monitoring implementation of the guidelines in UC research projects and participating in broader UA discussions of ethical collaborations with Indigenous peoples and communities.
Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and is a founding member of the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network. Stephanie was also a founding member of the UAs American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance Club at MEZCOPH, working to support the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students and faculty at the UA. She is on the faculty advisory board for the UA’s Center for Digital Society and Data Studies.