• February 19, 2015

    Check out this great video of Nancy López, PhD, Director, Institute for the: Study of "Race" & Social Justice at the February 19, 2015 Smithsonian Showcase: "What's Your Street Race-Gender?". This 40-minute video presentation is followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers.

    Dr. Nancy López talks about the analytical importance of collecting multiple measures of Hispanic origin and race as well as intersectionality (examining race, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability, as overlapping systems of inequality) for the creation and implementation of targeted equity-based policy making in health, education, criminal justice, voting rights, housing and employment.

    See also article on Dr. Nancy López, Ph.D. in Hola Cultura, Latino Arts and Culture, March 11, 2015, "Talk: The Complexity of Latino Identity and it's Consequences":


  • February 9, 2015

    In the February 9, 2015 New York Times article, Climate Is Big Issue for Hispanics, and Personal, RWJF Center for Health Policy Gabe Sanchez was quoted on the subject of Hispanic stereotypes on environmental issues. Read the article here.

  • December 31, 2014

    Andrea López, RWJF PhD Fellow, successfully defended her dissertation, The Paradoxes of Poverty: Gendered Ideologies of Intervention in the “compassionate city” of San Francisco, on September 4, 2014, and graduated on December 12. Congratulations, Dr. López!

  • April 29, 2014

    Gabriel R. Sanchez has been named executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.

  • February 4, 2013

    On January 24, 2013, the RWJF Center for Health Policy coordinated and convened a series of presentations to a joint session of the NM State Legislature.

  • January 22, 2013

    Professor Nancy López, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice housed in the RWJF Center for Health Policy, was recently featured as a guest commentary in the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) Census Network.

  • September 17, 2012

    Professor Celia Iriart, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and RWJF Senior Fellow, was recently featured in UNM Today. Her work with Latino children and the nutritional and health challenges they face addresses the connection between social determinants and health, as well as the quality of nourishment and how it contributes to overall health. To read the article in full, click here.

  • September 13, 2012

    Four UNM faculty members from the Department of Sociology, all of whom are RWJF Senior Fellows, were recently recognized for their academic publications. Dr. Sharon Nepstad, Department Chair; Dr. Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (featured photo); Dr. Christopher Lyons, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Maria Velez, Assistant Professor, were featured in UNM Today in recognition of their publishing accolades. Click here to read the UNM Today article in full.

  • September 11, 2012

    Angelina Gonzalez-Aller, RWJF Doctoral Fellow and doctoral student in political science, was recently awarded the prestigious Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI) Fellowship. Chosen from a large pool of national applicants, Angelina was selected as a legislative aide for the WREI and will complete this fellowship in WREI's congressional offices in Washington, DC January through August 2013.

  • August 8, 2012

    Congratulations go out to Dr. Justina Trott, FACP, RWJF Senior Fellow, Clinical Professor of Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine, and Director of Policy, Research and Education at Women's Health Services. Dr. Trott's work in sex and gender medicine and in women’s health policy earned her the Women’s Health Leadership Award from Women’s Health Services earlier in 2012. The award recognizes established leaders who advance excellent skillful care for women and highlights women’s health programs in northern New Mexico. Click here to read the article on her work and recent award.