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Tennille Marley

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4603
Biography

Tennille Larzelere Marley, Ph.D. MPH is an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and a faculty research affiliate with the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center at Arizona State University (ASU). She is a member of the White Mountain Apache tribe and grew up on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Tennille’s dissertation examined the relationship among indigenous knowledge, land, history and diabetes on an American Indian reservation. Her current research includes examining structural determinants, particularly housing, and obesity in American Indian adolescents and examining American Indian reservations as segregated places. Currently, she is a co-principal investigator of a pilot grant through ASU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to understand more fully how traditional American Indian knowledge can further build and sustain Indian nations, communities, and organizations in Arizona in the areas of food sovereignty, health, language, and education. Dr. Marley earned her B.A. and M.P.H. from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. She is also a former fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.

Research Interests

American Indian health & health policy; structural influences on American Indian health, specifically type 2 diabetes; Indigenous knowledge's influence on health & health practices;

Publications
  • Cacari-Stone, L., Boursaw, B., Bettez, S., Marley, T.L., & Waitzkin, H. Place as a predictor of health insurance coverage: A multivariate analysis of counties in the United States. Health & Place (2015).
  • Tennille L. Marley, PhD, MPH; Molly W. Metzger, PhD. A Longitudinal Study of Structural Risk Factors for Obesity and Diabetes Among American Indian Young Adults, 1994-2008. Preventing Chronic Disease (2015).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 512Hist Trauma, Heal & Decoloniza
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 510Social Change in Amer Ind Comm
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 285Federal Indian Policy
AIS 492Honors Directed Study
AIS 499Individualized Instruction
AIS 512Hist Trauma, Heal & Decoloniza
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
AIS 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
AIS 512Hist Trauma, Heal & Decoloniza
AIS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
AIS 280Amer Indian Sovereignty/Courts
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AIS 180Intro/American Indian Studies
Presentations
  • Marley, T.L. Land, History, and Health: The Construction of Diabetes on a Southwest Indian Reservation. Western Social Science Conference (Apr 2015).
  • Marley, T.L. Indigenous Knowledge, Land, and History: The Determinants of American Indian Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, Fall Le (Sep 2014).
  • Marley, T.L. Indigenous Knowledge, Land, History and Health: The Construction of Diabetes on an American Indian Reservation. 12th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Workshop (Jun 2014).