Robert Valdez, Ph.D., MHSA

Professor, Family & Community Medicine and Economics -- Associate Director, UNM Office of Community Health
“Social science research provides the science base for effective health policy. Bringing clinical and social science expertise together creates new insights to help policy makers address society’s complex health issues.”

Robert Otto Valdez, Ph.D., RWJF Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Economics, serves as the executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, a national program office for increasing diversity in health and health care leadership. As associate director of the UNM Health Science Center’s Office of Community Health, he is engaged in improving the delivery and quality of health services across New Mexico. 

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News

  • 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.