Kate Cartwright

Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration
505 277-1092
Biography 

Dr. Cartwright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration and a Senior Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. Her research examines how structural factors and social determinants of health influence racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. She has also done comparative health systems research. Dr. Cartwright volunteered with AmeriCorps as a legal advocate for immigrant youth in federal detention in El Paso, Texas. She has worked on a range of projects with immigrant communities in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She is a former Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow, where she spent a year in residence at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Cartwright received her PhD in Sociology from Emory University and a MA in English from Lehigh University.

Research Interests 

Dr. Cartwright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration and a Senior Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. Her research examines how structural factors and social determinants of health influence racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. She has also done comparative health systems research. Dr. Cartwright volunteered with AmeriCorps as a legal advocate for immigrant youth in federal detention in El Paso, Texas. She has worked on a range of projects with immigrant communities in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She is a former Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow, where she spent a year in residence at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Cartwright received her PhD in Sociology from Emory University and a MA in English from Lehigh University.

Quote 
I am interested in how health policies address or fail to address diversity in both the policy itself and the implementation of the policy. I am also interested in how immigration and education policy reforms influence health outcomes, behaviors, and disparities.