Agnes Attakai, MPA
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
University of Arizona

Ms. Agnes Attakai, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is the director of Health Disparities Outreach Prevention Education for the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. In this role, she develops program/online/multimedia curriculum, disseminates information to public health professionals via the Arizona Tribal Health listserv, conducts public health trainings for rural, community-based programs, recruits American Indian health professional students, and provides technical assistance to tribal communities in Arizona. She is affiliated with the Center for Rural Health, Center for American Indian Resilience at the Zuckerman College of Public Health, as well as the Indians into Medicine program at the College of Medicine.

Ms. Attakai has a bachelor’s degree in political science and American Indian studies and an MPA degree from the University of Arizona. She has received additional training through the National Cancer Institute Native Researcher Cancer Control Training Program and the Woodrow Wilson Summer Institutes Fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs at the University of California Berkeley and Georgetown University. She currently volunteers with the Saguaro Girl Scout Council of Southern Arizona as a parent volunteer, is secretary of the Tucson Unified District Native American Education Advisory Committee, serves as a commissioner on the University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women, a member of the Arizona Rural Health Women’s Network, and is a former member of the Minority Women’s Health Panel of Experts, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Women’s Health.