Scholars

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.

  • Postdoc at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

    Justin Tevie, Ph.D., Senior Analyst at the Kansas Health Institute, who specializes in health economics, environmental and resource economics and applied econometrics. Prior to joining KHI, Tevie spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research at the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy in Baltimore.

    He also worked as a research analyst at the Center for Participatory Research at the University of New Mexico where he applied community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities among American Indian populations in New Mexico.

    Tevie obtained his doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, majoring in economics and minoring in statistics. He also has master’s degrees in economics from Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta in Canada.