Allison Huff MacPherson, DHEd


Dr. Huff Mac Pherson is an assistant professor in the UArizona College of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine. Her professional career has spanned several countries and broadly focuses on behavioral health and substance abuse, education, and machine learning in healthcare. She prioritizes the impact of acculturation and sociocultural factors in these areas, particularly for underrepresented minorities. She started her UArizona career in the College of Optical Sciences, where she continues to serve as principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several National Science Foundation grants centered on community capacity building with Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples.

Dr. Huff Mac Pherson earned her Doctor of Health Education degree in Community Health and Wellness from A.T. Still University, her Master of Education degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology from the University of Oklahoma, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida.

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