RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Senior Fellows

  • Professor

    Dr. Alok K. Bohara is a Full Professor of Economics and the founding director of the Nepal Study Center at the University of New Mexico (UNM).  He has a Masters degree in Statistics and taught at Tribhuvan University, Nepal.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in economics (1986).  After spending a year at CU as a visitor, he joined UNM in 1987. He is a senior research fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico.  His research focus is in the areas of environment, (global) health, and development, and the state of the art econometric methods and application in both primary and secondary data.  He has published close to ninety peer-reviewed papers in the US and European journals.  He has mentored several PhD students with a successful placement in both academic and non-academic positions.  He has worked on various projects funded by the National Science Foundation. 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, Native American and Disparities Research, UNM Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health

    Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Ph.D. (Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota) is President of the Takini Institute. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Native American and Disparities Research at the University of New Mexico in the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health.

  • Associate Professor, Sociology; Director, Institute for Social Research

    Dr. Lisa Broidy is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sociology, and the Director of the Institute for Social Research.

  • Associate Professor, History

    Professor Luis Campos is a historian of the biological and biomedical sciences, and Assistant Professor in the History Department. His scholarship focuses on the history of genetics and eugenics, and integrates archival discoveries with contemporary fieldwork at the intersection of genetics and society. After graduating from Harvard University in 2006 and completing a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institut in Berlin, Prof. Campos taught at Drew University until 2012, before coming to UNM, where he is a Senior Fellow with the RWJF Center for Health Policy.

  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration

    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.