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Katie Cueva

Assistant Professor of Health Policy
Work Phone: 907-786-7710


Research: Community based participatory action research (CBPAR), program evaluation, health promotion, social determinants of health, health equity

  • Doctor of Science dual-degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences and in Public Health Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017.
  • Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014.
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, Stanford University, 2005.

Katie Cueva was born and raised in Alaska and has worked at ISER since 2012. Before coming to ISER, she worked as a teacher at West Anchorage High School with Cook Inlet Tribal Council.

Her research interests include social determinants of health in the circumpolar north, culturally appropriate health promotion and healthcare delivery, community based participatory action research, and health equity. Her work at ISER has included gap analyses on preventive screenings and cancer control in Alaska, evaluation of a sexual health curriculum, and assessing the impact of Anchorage’s smoke-free policies. Dr. Cueva is also a co-investigator on a National Cancer Institute award with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally relevant online cancer education with Alaska’s community health aides/practitioners. She currently serves on the executive council of both the American Association for Cancer Education, and of the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian caucus of the American Public Health Association.