Doctoral Fellows

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Louis Alvarado is a PhD student in Evolutionary Anthropology, working with Drs Jane Lancaster and Martin Muller. His research focuses on the expression of male steroid physiology across the lifespan, particularly as it relates to androgen-dependent cancer. He conducts fieldwork in a rural Polish village at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, where he uses non-invasive methods of biological specimen collection to examine interactions between steroid hormone levels, fertility status, work patterns and senescence.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Ms. Candelaria-Cook is a doctoral student from the Department of Psychology.  She received her B.A. in Biology and Psychology, and M.S. is psychology from the University of New Mexico.  She is interested in the effects of drug exposure on learning and memory, particularly the effects of marijuana and alcohol.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow
    Angelina is a doctoral student in political science. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico, graduating summa cum laude in political science. As a scholar of American government, Angelina focuses on the relationship between representation of racial and ethnic minorities and public policy.  Most recently, she was selected as a legislative aide for the prestigious Women’s Research & Education Institute (WREI) Fellowship Program. She will work in congressional offices in Washington, DC January through August 2013 where she will participate in creating and formulation of health policy options at a national level.
  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Alma Angelica Hernandez was born in El Paso, TX, but lived in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico until the age of 10. Since, Alma has resided in the United States but commutes between Ciudad Juárez and El Paso frequently. Alma has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso and will be receiving her Masters Degree in Sociology in May of 2011. 
  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Benjamin grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin with a major in economics and minor in philosophy.  He spent a year at Duke University working on a MA in environmental economics. His research interest is the overlap between environmental economics and health economics/policy.
  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Melina Juárez is a first-year PhD student in Political Science at UNM. She is interested in researching the intersections of immigration and health policies. Her work examines the effects of health policies on immigrants’ health and more specifically, how these policies affect access to health services for immigrant women.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Andrea Lopez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology and has been a doctoral fellow at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM since 2007. She was recently awarded a 2-year National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research supplement to conduct her dissertation research in conjunction with a R01 study, “Assessing Patterns of HIV Risk Among IDUs in Neighborhood Environments Over Time,” (PI, Alex Kral) at the Urban Health Program of Research Triangle Institute International in San Francisco.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Yoshira D. Macias Mejia is a doctoral student in the department of Political Science with a specialization in American Politics, Public Policy, and Health policy at the University of New Mexico. She is interested in research that focuses on Latino health. More specifically, her work seeks to examine Latina women’s health, contraceptive access, and abortion policy.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Doctoral Fellow

    Alexis is a doctoral student from the Department of Psychology. She was born in San Jose, California, and has lived in Mexico, Japan, and Taiwan. She received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan. While at U of M, her experiences working with the minority communities in Detroit served as the primary catalyst to further pursue her interests in ethnic health disparities and health psychology. She is currently in her second year of the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at UNM.

  • RWJF Center for Health Policy Dissertation Fellow

    Yajaira is a doctoral student in psychology. She is a native of Los Angeles, California, and received her B.A. in clinical psychology from CaliforniaStateUniversity in Los Angeles.

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