Senior Research Scientist
Tribal Affiliation: Paiute/Navajo
Joseph Pacheco is a senior research scientist for the Institute for Indigenous Studies at Lehigh’s College of Health. He has had extensive experience working in the field of public health and has conducted prevention and implementation research for over ten years. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his PhD program in Health Policy and Management at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and he aims to understand commercial and traditional tobacco use and tobacco control policy views among American Indians. He looks forward to working with Indigenous populations in the realm of environmental health to improve access to care, reduce barriers to care, and develop new and innovative interventions to reduce health disparities.