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