Who Am I

Dr. Michelle Kahn-John, a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation is an assistant professor with the University of Arizona, College of Nursing. Dr. Kahn-John is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Geriatric Nurse practitioner and has 20 years of clinical experience with the Indian Health Services on the Navajo Nation and with Alaska Natives in Sitka, Alaska. Dr. Kahn-John’s research focuses on the protective relationship between American Indian cultural practices (language, stories, ceremony, spirituality) and physical and psychological health of American Indian populations. Dr. Kahn-John is working on the development of culturally tailored strength-based health delivery methods for the American Indians as she continues to advocate for innovative and culturally tailored health care delivery models in American Indian Communities.