RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Senior Fellows

  • Assistant Professor, Geography

    Chris Duvall, PhD, is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Geography.

  • Assistant Professor

    Nick’s research focus is innovation implementation in healthcare—including statistical quality methods, cost-effectiveness, and psychometrics/survey design. Prior to joining the faculty at UNM, Nick was the Assistant Director at the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)—a National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center based out of Texas A&M University, Georgia Tech, Northeastern University, Penn State, and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwardson received a PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University and an MS in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nicaragua from 2006-2008.
    Nick teaches in the Masters of Healthcare Administration program in the School of Public Administration. He teaches healthcare analytics, health information technology, health economics, and organizational design.

  • Research Assistant Professor, Director for Center for Education Policy Research

    Meriah E. Heredia-Griego currently serves as a research assistant professor at the Center for Education Policy Research and the Division of Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico.

  • Assistant Professor

    Dr. Handal earned a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  She earned a M.P.H. in Epidemiology-International Health and Ph.D. in Epidemiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Merit Fellow and a doctoral fellow in the Center for Research on Ethnicity Culture and Health, and a Fulbright Fellow.  Dr. Handal completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, MD. 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

    Dr. Brady Horn is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Economics at UNM.