Scholars

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

  • Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies Doctoral Student

    Dr. Anna Dinallo is an integrative health researcher who focuses on family emotional literacy, trauma, and community education. Since 2006, she has taught health education and community engagement in a variety of settings. She formerly worked as an international health delegate for a human rights organization in El Salvador and has been a licensed mental healthcare counselor in the Albuquerque (N.M.) Public Schools and an educator with The Partnership for Community Action in New Mexico.

    Today, she is studying at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) to deepen her expertise in traditional healing arts. Her research focuses on parental engagement to develop mental health curriculums in schools and the qualitative effects of acupuncture and emotional literacy as remediation tools for individuals with traumatic experiences. She is currently teaching medical providers about integrative health practices, leading constellation therapy workshops, and instructing yoga. She also teaches online seminars at the Integrative Health Institute in family psychology. She is the founder of Illuminate LLC and is working on building a nonprofit organization known as CAMPS, or Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prevention in Schools.

  • Currently working for UNM medical group as the Director of Managed Care Analytics, Reimbursement, Health Care Policy.