RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Yajaira Johnson-Esparza

Postdoc at the University of Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
505 272-5885

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.