Dr. Kimberly R. Huyser is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Navajo reservation in Arizona, USA. Dr. Huyser received her BA from Calvin University in 2003 and her Ph.D. – Sociology in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin with an Indigenous Studies Graduate Portfolio and a traineeship from the Population Research Center at UT, Austin. Her scholarship combines medical sociology and the sociology of race and ethnicity.
The central intellectual motivation driving her research agenda is to gain a deeper understanding of the social conditions that undermine health, as well as to identify the cultural and social resources leveraged by racial and ethnic groups in order to further their individual and collective health and well-being. Her current and future research contributes to our understanding of the social determinants of health problems faced by Indigenous peoples and it furthers our comprehension of the social mechanisms that undergird population health.
*Indicates Equal Authors; Graduate Student Co-Author Underlined
Huyser, Kimberly R., 2020. “Data and Native American Identity.” Contexts. 19(3): 10-15.
Huyser, Kimberly R., Jennifer Rockell, Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Tori Taniguchi, Charlton Wilson, Spero M. Manson, and Joan O’Connell. 2020. “Sex differences in diabetes prevalence, comorbidities, and healthcare utilization among American Indians living in the Northern Plains.” Current Developments in Nutrition. 4(1): 42-48. (DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz089)
Huyser, Kimberly R., Ronald J. Angel, Janette Beals, James H. Cox, Robert A. Hummer, Arthur Sakamoto, Spero M. Manson, and the AI-SUPERPFP Team. 2018. “Reservation Lands as a Protective Social Factor: An Analysis of Psychological Distress Among Two American Indian Tribes.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. 4:1-13. (DOI: 10.1177/2378023118807022)
Vargas, Edward D., Kimberly R. Huyser, Vickie Ybarra, Justin Hollis, and Gabriel R. Sanchez. 2018. “The Influence of the Great Recession on Racial Attitudes Among non-Hispanic Whites in the United States.” Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. 1:196-203. (DOI: 10.1007/s41996-018-0017-5)
Huyser, Kimberly R., Jillian Medeiros Pérez, Vickie Ybarra, Julia Marin Hellwege, and Lisa Sanchez. 2018. “Differential Influence of the Great Recession on Political Participation among Race and Ethnic Groups.” Social Science Quarterly. 99(2):512-523. (DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12399)
Huyser, Kimberly R. 2017. “A ‘Real’ American Indian” Contexts. 16(1): 69-71. (DOI 10.1177/1536504217696067)
Jernigan, Valarie Blue Bird, Kimberly R. Huyser, Jimmy Valdes, and Vanessa Watts Simonds. 2017. “Food Insecurity among American Indians and Alaska Natives: A National Profile using the Current Population Survey – Food Security Supplement.” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 12(1): 1-10. (DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2016.1227750)
Huyser, Kimberly R.*, Gabriel R. Sanchez*, and Edward D. Vargas*. 2017. “Civic Engagement and Political Participation among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States.” Politics, Groups and Identities. 5:4, 642-659. (DOI:10.1080/21565503.2016.1148058).
Sheehan, Connor M., Robert A. Hummer, Brenda L. Moore, Kimberly R. Huyser, and John S. Butler. 2015. “Duty, Honor, Country, Disparity: Race/Ethnic Differences in Self-Rated Health and Disability among Veterans.” Population Research and Policy Review. 34(6): 785-804. (DOI: 10.1007/s11113-015-9358-9).
Huyser, Kimberly R., Spero M. Manson, Lonnie A. Nelson, Carolyn Noonan, Yvette Roubideaux, and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Demonstration Project. 2015. “Psychological Distress and Diabetes Management among American Indians and Alaska Natives.” Ethnicity and Disease. 25(2): 145-147. (PMID: PMC4497797)
Huyser, Kimberly R., Isao Takei, and Arthur Sakamoto. 2014. “Demographic Factors associated with Poverty among American Indians and Alaska Natives.” Race and Social Problems 6(2):120-34. (DOI: 10.1007/s12552-013-9110-1).
Huyser, Kimberly R., Arthur Sakamoto, and Isao Takei. 2010. “The Persistence of Racial Disadvantage :The Socioeconomic Attainments of Single-Race and Multi-Race Native Americans.” Population Research and Policy Review 29(4):541-68. (DOI 10.1007/s11113-009-9159-0).