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Ricky Camplain, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Center for Health Equity Research, Northern Arizona University

Research Focus Cardiovascular and chronic disease, physical inactivity and sedentary behavior, minority and rural population health, community-based participatory research, outcomes research, policy-based research, built environment, and social justice

Dr. Camplain is an epidemiologist interested in quantitative methodology. Her research has focused on hospitalized and non-hospitalized heart failure in the community, specifically among Medicare patients, administrative claims, and physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Hispanic/Latinos and Native Americans. She has an interest in the how policy and the built environment can promote healthy behavior as well as a passion for social justice. Other research projects have included smoking, smoking cessation, and arterial stiffness measured by pulse wave