The RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico is a physical, educational and cultural home for promising health policy scholars and researchers. The varied knowledge, background, and experience of its fellows enable the center to address the full spectrum of issues that affect health and health care in our communities.

Meet the Scholars

  • Political Science Doctoral Student

    Brooke is a first-year CHP doctoral fellow at the UNM Center for Health Policy and a doctoral student in political science focusing on International Relations and Comparative Politics subfields. She obtained a double bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University in International Politics and Spanish. During her undergraduate career, Brooke completed the Ronald E. McNair scholars program. She has presented her McNair research on gender inequality and poverty in Latin America at the MPSA conference. Currently, her research interests broadly include the intersectionality between health inequities within African American communities, human rights violations, and how race and gender issues impact poverty in developing countries.

  • Lisa Sanchez is a doctoral student in the department of political science and a native New Mexican. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with her bachelor’s degree in political science and her M.A. in American Politics and Public Policy. She is an APSA Minority Fellow and graduate intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Technology Transfer. When not studying politics, she is a professional vocal performer. Her research interests lie in Congressional representation with particular regard to how minority influences affect health and immigration policy outputs.