RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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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

  • Postdoc at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry

    Alexis Ortiz's dissertation was: Bridging the Gap: A Comparison of Adapted and Standard Version of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction with Latino Populations. She was awarded the Inaugural Division 29 Diversity Research Grant from the Society for Psychotherapy.

  • Postdoc at the University of Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

    Dr. Yajaira Johnson-Esparza is a staff psychologist and Director of Medication Assisted Treatment at Salud Family Health Centers, a large Federally Qualified Health Center system providing behavioral health services in Colorado. She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. She specializes in Integrated Primary Care Psychology and is involved in direct patient care, training and supervision, primary care research, and program development. Her primary areas of interest are working with underserved and Spanish-speaking immigrant populations. Additional areas of research and clinical interest include health disparities, social determinants of health, Latino health, and integrated primary care.