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Emergent Practices: American Indian Diabetes Prevention in the Age of Biomedicine. (In Preparation; Working Title)

Refereed Publications

Peter Miterko & Sean Bruna (2020) Resident identified strengths and challenges of project-based permanent supportive housing program implementation in a small metropolitan county, Housing and Society, DOI: 10.1080/08882746.2020.1818049

Bruna S. (2020) Opportunities and Challenges to Data Sharing with American Indian Tribal Nations. In: Crowder J., Fortun M., Besara R., Poirier L. (eds) Anthropological Data in the Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Bruna, S.P. (2019),  Landscapes of Power: Politics of Energy in the Navajo Nation.  Dana E.  Powell, . Durham, NC: Duke University Press,  2018.  336 pp.. American Ethnologist, 46: 252-253. doi:10.1111/amet.12785

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. [Download PDF]

Stevenson, J. C., Rankin-Sunter, K., Maki, C., Bruna, S., Mosher, M., & Barrett, C. E. (2015). Community Based Pilot Study of Diagnostic Paths to the Gluten Free Diet. International Journal of Celiac Disease, 3(1), 17-24. DOI: 10.12691/ijcd-3-1-7

Bruna, S., Stone, L. C., Wilger, S., Cantor, J., & 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 MexicoThe Journal of ambulatory care management37(3), 258–268.

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, 15(3), 356–364.

Research Advised: Graduate Thesis

Committee Chair

Martin, Cecilia, “The Amukura Water Project: Utilization of Photovoice to Examine Water Use and Needs in Western Kenya” (2019). WWU Graduate School Collection. 900.

Miterko, Peter (2017).”Community within Single-Site Permanent Supportive Housing: Perspectives and Experiences from Staff and Residents at St. Mary’s House”. WWU Graduate School Collection. 623.

Stephenson, Megan (2016). “Video Education For Nutritional Management Of Type 2 Diabetes In A Rural, Multiethnic Community In Molokai, Hawaii” (2016). WWU Graduate School Collection. 484.

Committee Member

Daschbach, Alissa B. (Alissa Bronwyn), “All-healing weapon: the value of Oplopanax horridus root bark in the treatment of type 2 diabetes” (2019). WWU Graduate School Collection. 886.

Nichols, Hayley (2018). “Gag reflex and disgust sensitivity in selective eaters”. WWU Graduate School Collection. 697.

Hickey, Luke J. (2017). “A Legacy of Supremacy: Prison, Power, and the Carceral Nation”. WWU Graduate School Collection. 554.

Treadway, Shane (2017). “Cultural Schemas as Cultural Capital: The Fuerza and Flexibility of Latino Family Values” WWU Graduate School Collection. 556.

Ayala, Tiffini, “Children (2017).“Left Behind”: Exploring the Nexus of Migration and Formal Education in Mexico”. WWU Graduate School Collection. 589.

Larsen, Susan C. (2015). “Recrystallization of Biogenic Aragonite Shells from Archaeological Contexts and Implications for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction”. WWU Graduate School Collection. 419.

Research Advised: Undergraduate Honors Thesis

Bianchi, Tori, “Gender Discrepancy in Asexual Identity: The Effect of Hegemonic Gender Norms on Asexual Identification”. (2018) WWU Honors Program Senior Project.

Miller, Isabel Ramos, “Reworking the Structure of Sexual Education Sessions at Western Washington University” (2016). WWU Honors Program Senior Project.