Jillian Medeiros, Ph.D.
Dr. Jillian Medeiros is the RWJF Endowed Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. She earned her doctorate in politics and international relations at the University of Southern California, where she completed a dissertation on white racial attitudes toward undocumented immigrants and Latinos and how these racial attitudes impact public opinion toward health care reform policies. In addition to expanding her dissertation work, she is currently working on projects that examine the social and economic determinants of Latinos obtaining health insurance, Latino public opinion toward health care reform, and health patterns of the immigrant community in the United States. She also plans to conduct more qualitative research on the Native American and Latino populations in New Mexico.
Experts at UNM-RWJF Center for Health Policy Analyze Polling Data of Latinos' Views on Health Care Reform
A new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico further analyzes the data, released last week, from a recent polling of Latinos' views on health care reform. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions in collaboration with the RWJF Center for Health Policy and ImpreMedia, indicated a widespread consensus among the Latino electorate regarding the importance of health care reform and suggests significant support for the major elements included in the current U.S. House of Representatives bill on the expansion of coverage.