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

  • Andrea Lopez, grew up along the United States/Mexico border, in El Paso, Texas, and completed her bachelor of arts degree in anthropology at San Francisco State University, with a focus on urban anthropology and substance use.

    In 2007, she received a master’s degree in anthropology from the University of New Mexico.

  • Political Science Doctoral Student

    Maria is a doctoral fellow at the UNM Center for Health Policy and a doctoral student in political science. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University in International Studies with minors in Economics and Biology. During her undergraduate career Maria completed the Ronald E. McNair scholar program and interned for Quantros, a health informatics company in Silicon Valley focused on patient safety.