1971 BA Ohio State University
1973 MA Northwestern University
1983 PhD Northwestern University

1992    Wright, Anne and Mark C. Bauer. The Social Context of Navajo Infant Feeding Behaviors. In Mechanisms Regulating Lactation and Infant Nutrient Utilization. Wiley-Liss Publishing Co., New York .

1993    Sugarman, J.R., Bauer, M.C., Barber, E., Hayes, J., Hughes, J. Factors Associated with Failure to Complete Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Among Navajo Indians.    Diabetes Care, Vol. 16, Supplement 1.

1993    Wright, A., Bauer, M.C., Clark, C., Morgan, F., Begishe, K. Cultural Interpretations and Individual Beliefs Regarding Breastfeeding Among the Navajo.  American Ethnologist 20 (4): 781-796.

1993    Wright, Anne L., Clarina Clark and Mark C. Bauer. Maternal Employment and Infant Feeding Fading Practices Among the Navajo.  Medical Anthropology Quarterly 7 (3); 260-280.

1996    Bauer, Mark C., and Anne L. Wright. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Model Infant Feeding Behavior Among Navajo Mothers. Human Organization 55(2): Summer 1996).

1998    Wright, AL, Bauer M, Naylor A, Sutcliffe E, Clark L. Increasing breastfeeding rates to reduce infant illness at the community level.   Pediatrics 1998; 101(5):837-844.

2003     Epple C, Wright AL, Joish VN, Bauer MC The Role of Active Family Nutritional Support in Navajos’ Type 2 Diabetes Metabolic Control. Diabetes Care, November 2003.

2008    Cunningham-Sabo, L, Bauer, M, Pareo, S., Phillips-Benally, S., Roanhorse, J., Garcia, L. Qualitative Investigation of Factors Contributing to Effective Nutrition Education for Navajo Families.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, Supplemental Issue: Research for MCH Practice in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities.

2010    Garrison, Edward R. Bauer, Mark C., Hosley, Brenda L., Patten, Christi A. , Hughes, Christine A., Trapp, Mary A., Petersen, Wesley O.,  Austin-Garrison, Martha, Bowman, Clarissa N., Veirkant, Robert A. Development and Pilot Evaluation of a Cancer-Focused Summer Research Education Program Navajo Undergraduate Students.  Journal Cancer Education . DOI 10.1007/s13187-010- 0118-6 .PMID Z041144b

2016     Yost, Kathleen(Mayo Clinic), Bauer, Mark, Garcia, Linda, Hughes, Christine (Mayo Clinic), and Patten, Christi (Mayo Clinic). Adapting    a Cancer Literacy Measure for Use among Navajo Women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 1–8.

2016     Mark Bauer. Connection and Community: Diné College Emphasizes Real-World Experience in Public Health.  Tribal College Journal,  Vol. 27, No.4, Summer 2016.


1967-1971             Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Scholarship
1971                    Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honorary
1971-1972             Northwestern University Fellowship
1987                     Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, Navajo Community College
2003                      Recognition for commitment to Navajo Studies, Presented at the Fourteenth Annual Navajo Studies Conference, April 2003

2004-2005             Faculty of the Year, Dine College

2010                      Training Award given by the Native Research Network “to recognize the training program that demonstrates excellence in recruiting, retaining and training Native investigators to engage in Native Health Research”


Professional Associations

American Public Health Association


Other Service

2000-Present        Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board

Institutional Review Board (IRB) that reviews all human subject research taking place on the Navajo Nation

Current Programs & Projects

View this 2.5 minute video for student comments and reflections on participating in the college's SREP Program.

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Documents to accompany the presentation at the TCU Conclave: Embedding Behavioral Health/Health-Related Research Knowledge & /skills into the Curriculum : Establishing a Bachelor's Degree Program in Public Health

Description by Dr. Garrison of how Diné Education Philosophy values and concepts were used in the creation of the College's Public Health Curriculum

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Brochure describing the academic programs and research/outreach projects of the Diné College Public health Program

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Degree Checklist of all of the required courses and alternatives for the BS Degree in Public Health

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Flyer of the public health courses offered at Diné College Fall 2018

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Courses to be offered in Spring 2019 for the Public Health Program

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 Brochure for 2019 Summer Research Enhancement Program

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Article describing the competencies that graduates of undergraduate public health programs should master.

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Most recent biosketch

Summer Program

Visit the webpage for the Summer Research Enhancement Program, which is now recruiting for Summer 2016 for any students interested in learning more about health and research in Native communities in the southwest.

Read a description of the Diné College Summer Research Enhancement Program in the Tribal College Journal entitled: Connection and Community: Diné College Emphasizes Real-World Experience in Public Health