For a complete list of publications and presentations, please download my curriculum vitae: Bruna-CV.


  1. Appleton, N, Bruna, S. (2018) Is service work always ‘women’s work’?: Rewards and Regrets of Gendered Institutional Housekeeping. (submitted)
  2. Bruna, S. (2018) Book Review: Landscapes of Power: Politics of Energy In the Navajo Nation, by Dana E. Powell. (submitted)
  3. Bruna, S. (2018)“Is Ethnographic Evidence Public or Private? Opportunities and Challenges to Contemporary Data Sharing Requirements with American Indian Tribes,” in Organize This! Data Management for Anthropology. Jerome Crowder and Richard Freeman, eds. (Accepted, Under Editorial Review). Palgrave Publishers.
  4. Bruna S. (2016) “Religious Gardens, Pilgrimages And Dancing: A Critique Of Translated Interventions In A Tribal Community”, in The Applied Anthropology Of Obesity: Prevention, Intervention And Identity. Chad T. Morris and Alexandra G. DeLaricheliere, eds. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  5. Stevenson, J., Rankin-Sunter, K., Maki C., Bruna, S., Mosher, M.J., Barrett, C. (2015)
  6. “Community Based Pilot Study of Diagnostic Paths to the Gluten Free Diet.” International Journal of Celiac Disease.1 : 17-24.
  7. Bruna, S., Cacari-Stone, L., Wilger, S., Cantor, J. and Guzman, C. (2014). “The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy: The Example of Frontier New Mexico.” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 2014 Jul-Sep;37(3):258-68
  8. Sánchez V., Cacari Stone L., Moffett M.L., Nguyen P., Muhammad M., Bruna-Lewis S., Urias-Chauvin R. (2014). “Process Evaluation of a Promotora de Salud Intervention for Improving Hypertension Outcomes for Latinos Living in a Rural U.S.-Mexico Border Region.” Health Promotion Practice 2014 May;15(3):356-64. Epub 2014 Jan 6.


  1. Bruna, S., and Stodola, T.. Teaching Medical Anthropology: A Content Analysis of U.S. Course Syllabi.
  2. Bruna, S., Fullerton, H. Kiraly, G., Bruna, E. Gender Representation of Editorial Boards of Ten Anthropology Journals.
  3. Jespersen, B. and Bruna, S. Making Cultural Competency Accessible: An Anthropological Evaluation of Free Training Curricula for Primary Care Providers.
  4. Cacari Stone, L., Sánchez, V., Bruna, S., Nicolae, L., Muhammad, M. and Maynes, C. Multiple Domains of Hypertension Management: Focus Group Findings from Latino Rural Communities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.
  5. Cacari-Stone, L., Moffett, M., Sanchez, V., Bruna, S., Nicolae, L., Muhammad, M., Bleecker, M., Maynes, C., Nguyen, P. Comparative Effectiveness Research of a Primary Care/Promotora de Salud Intervention to Improve Hypertension Control for Latinos: Results from Two Rural Border Communities.


  1. Bruna, S. (2018). Is Indigenous (Ethnographic) Data Public or Private? How Scientists and Researchers Can Empower Indigenous Data Governance. American Geophysical Union. Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  2. Appleton, N, Bruna, S. (2018) Is service work always ‘women’s work’?: Rewards and Regrets of Gendered Institutional Housekeeping.  Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Jose, CA.
  3. Bruna, S., Fullerton, H., Kiraly, G. Bruna, E. (2017) Gender Representation of Editorial Boards of Ten Anthropology Journals. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington D.C.
  4. JC Stevenson, K Rankin-Sunter, CL Maki, Bruna, S., MJ Mosher, CE Barre. (2015) “Diagnosis of pathological- wheat reactions and the influence of the biomedical paradigm.”
  5. Cacari-Stone, L., Sanchez, V., Bruna-Lewis, S., Nicolae, L., Muhammad, M. (2012) Social factors affecting Latino’s management of hypertension: Focus group findings from rural communities in the US-Mexico border region. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Francisco, CA


  1. Bruna, S. “Walkability Assessment Project Report: Participatory Action Research Anthropology 454, Report No. 17-05”. Sustainable Communities Partnership, Western Washington University.
  2. Bruna, S. ” Welcome to Our New Faculty Member”. Department of Anthropology Newsletter, Western Washington University. 2014-2015.
  3. Cacari-Stone, L., Bruna, S., Boursaw, B., Moffett, M. & Baker, J. Health care reform and the U.S.-Mexico border: Challengers and Opportunities (A white paper, December 7, 2009). United States-Mexico Border Health Commission,
  4. Bruna, S. Practicing Public Anthropology at the CDC and Implications for Future Research. In Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools Newsletter (Summer 2007).
  5. Bruna, S. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Listing: Historic New Mexican Dude Ranches. (NPS Form 10‑900‑b, OMB No. 1024‑0018.) The National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service. 2005
  6. Bruna, S. Dude Ranching as Heritage Tourism in New Mexico. In Preservation New Mexico. August. Vol. 19, No. 4, 2004
  7. Bruna, S. Case Studies in Successful Historic Preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation. (2003)
  8. Bruna, S. Why Indians and Why at the University of Chicago? University of Chicago Free Press. October, Sec. A, p.1. 2001
  9. Straus, A.T, and Bruna, S. Rational for Support of the 2000 University of Chicago Powwow: Recruitment, Climate, Community and History. 2000, Co authored with Dr. Anne Terry Straus for University President, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.


  1. Bruna-Lewis, S. “Sowing Seeds for the Future to Honor Tigua History and Tradition”: Diabetes Prevention Practices at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.” Committee: Dr. Field, Dr. Singer, Dr. Debenport, Dr. Wallerstein, Dr. Lamphere. 2013. PhD. Thesis, University of New Mexico.
  2. Bruna, S. Issues of Tigua Recognition: Negotiating Legal and Ethnic Identity on the U.S. – Mexico Border. 2003, M.A. Thesis, University of Chicago.
  3. Bruna, S. From Failed Literacy Programs to a Pan-Indian Identity: The Role of Indigenismo in the Formation of the Mexican Indian, 1920-1940. 1999, B.A. Thesis, University of Chicago.


  1. Bruna, S. “Walkability Assessment: City of Edmonds-WWU Research Partnership”, City of Edmonds (June 2017).
  2. Bruna, S. “Moving Beyond Cultural Competency in Clinical Encounters.” Keynote Speaker for the 2016 MARRCH Spring Conference: A Bridge to Cultural Awareness. Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN
  3. Bruna, S. Congressional Issue Briefing: Health of the Nation: The Importance of Increasing Hispanics in the Health Workforce, Student Testimonial, Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, Rayburn House Office Building Room B-354, October 30, 2011.
  4. Bruna, S.,  “Research Partnerships with American Indian Tribes”. RWJF & New Visions Lecture Series, University of New Mexico, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


  1. 2017    “Science, Pseudoscience & Society”, Spark Radio Science, Bellingham, WA
  2. 2016    “The Anthropology Files”, Spark Radio Science, Bellingham, WA
  3. 1999    “What’s a Powwow?”, WHPK, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  4. 1998    “Eight Forty-Eight: The 2nd U of Chicago Powwow, 40 Years After the American Indian Conference with President Kennedy”. National Public Radio, Chicago, Chicago, IL