RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Senior Fellows

  • Associate Professor, Director, Community Engagement Core NM CARES Health Disparities Center, Senior Fellow, RWJF Center for Health Policy
    Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of New Mexico

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine
    Justina Trott, M.D., F.A.C.P. is a senior fellow and Co-Director of the Women’s Health Policy at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, core faculty Northern New Mexico Family Practice Residency Program, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and president of the New Mexico Chapter American College of Physicians (2011-2012). She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Congressional Fellow 2008-9 in the office of Senator Jeff Bingaman. Prior to her fellowship, she was medical and executive director at Women’s Health Services, a nonprofit organization designated as a National Community Center of Excellence in Women’s Health in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is a member of Advancing Women’s Health, a joint project of the American College of Women’s Health Physicians and the American Women’s Medical Association. In 2006 she was appointed chair of the New Mexico Governor’s Women’s Health Advisory Council.
  • Assistant Professor, UNM Department of Economics

    Dr. van der Goes has a PhD in economics from Lehigh University with specializations in health and labor. His dissertation focused on Vietnam veterans and their families, covering the impact of active duty service on health outcomes and labor market outcomes, and effects on the children of the Vietnam War draft era.
    After graduate school, Dr. van der Goes completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. He continued his training and developed skills in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. His work there included research on surgical quality, smoking cessation, and migraine amongst other areas.
    Dr. van der Goes’ interest in migraine led him to pursue research in the economics of the practice of neurology, focusing on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and electro-diagnostics. Dr. van der Goes has publications on these topics in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. van der Goes currently has several neurology projects underway, including one funded by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
    Additionally, Dr. van der Goes is interested in pain, chronic kidney disease, and pediatric oral health. He has ongoing research projects these areas, as well.

  • Associate Professor

    Racial and economic inequality, neighborhoods and crime

  • Professor, Department of Psychology

    Steven Verney, PhD, is a Professor with the Department of Psychology.