Regina Eddie, PhD, RN
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Senior Advisor
Regina Eddie is an assistant professor at the Northern Arizona University School of Nursing. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative fellow and a diversity adviser for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Her program of research is focused on using socio-ecological and Navajo cultural frameworks to evaluate school food policies and practices. Eddie’s dissertation study highlighted the importance of policy and school engagement for promoting health in children and assisting in prevention of childhood obesity in the Navajo Nation. As an enrolled member of the Navajo (Dine’) Nation, and thus rooted in culture and tradition, and with her experience as a public health nurse and program director serving Navajo communities, Regina possesses an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the many health issues and disparities affecting underserved populations in reservation communities. Regina received her PhD in nursing from the University of New Mexico and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University.