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

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, M.S., is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico and Dissertation Fellow at the RWJF Center for Health Policy. Ms. Rodriguez Espinosa is pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as Masters of Public Health in the School of Medicine. A native of Habana, Cuba, Patricia moved to the United States in 2007, going on to graduate with a B.S. in Psychology in 2010 and immediately starting her doctoral degree. She received her Master’s in Science degree in Psychology in 2013 after defending her thesis with distinctions in the Department of Psychology at UNM. Patricia’s direct experiences with immigration have become the starting point for her research agenda focusing on immigrant and Latino health in the United Stated. 

  • Alejandro Portes is chair of the department of sociology at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) as well as co-founder and director of Princeton's Center for Migration and Development.