2018 October Dine Studies Conference: Award for research excellence on the Navajo Nation.  Tsaile, AZ

2018 May-Tucson’s Fab 50 Nursing Awardee  Tucson, Az

2014 May 24 Distinguished Dissertation Award for a dissertation titled: The Factor Structure of Six Cultural Concepts on Psychological Distress and Health Related Quality of Life in a Southwestern American Indian Tribe. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-College of Nursing, Aurora, CO. 

2014 April 9-12 Ann M. Voda Award for Scholarship and Research presented to support and encourage American Indian Scholars and Researchers. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference, Seattle, WA

2006-Recipient of the National Indian Health Service Directors award. Recognized for the establishment of a new inpatient adolescent psychiatric unit. Rockville, MD

Dr. Kahn-John accepting the award for Excellence in Diné Studies