Haozous researches the conditions that promote Native American health equity, with a special interest in urban Indian health, cancer, and end of life care. Haozous draws on her background as a hospice nurse and her perspective as an indigenous woman to her work, using a holistic and decolonized framework to examine issues of policy and health equity. She is active with her tribe and with her local Indian organization, promoting the cultural activities that continue to thrive in our modern society.
In the News
Describes the barriers and promoters to oncology care for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Pacific Northwest. Includes an illustrative model that depicts the research findings in a culturally-congruent manner.
Introduces oncology nurses to the policy considerations that complicate cancer screening, care, and palliative measures in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Describes the much more nuanced politics behind blood quantum and membership in federally-recognized tribes, and ties these politics to health outcomes in American Indian and Alaska Natives.