Public Health

Kristine Tollestrup, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

Associate Director
Celia Iriart, Ph.D., University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Robert Rhyne, M.D., University of New Mexico
Betty Skipper, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve
Nina B. Wallerstein, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley

Associate Professors
James E. Cheek, M.D., M.P.H., University of New Mexico; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins
Jonathan Eldredge, Ph.D., M.L.S., University of New Mexico
Celia Iriart, Ph.D., University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Andrew Rowland, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Francisco G. Soto Mas, M.D., University of Granada, Spain; Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Kristine Tollestrup, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.P.H., University of Washington

Assistant Professors
Lisa Cacari-Stone, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Floyd Frost, Ph.D., University of Washington
Alexis Handel, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Lauren Hund, Ph.D., Harvard University
Victoria Sanchez, Dr. P.H., M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Yakes, Ph.D., R.D., University of California, Davis

Research Assistant Professor
William Athas, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Professors Emeriti
David Bennahum, M.D., University of Geneva, Professor of Law, University of New Mexico
Lily Velarde, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
William H. Wiese, M.D., M.P.H., Harvard Medical School

Other Faculty
Craig Kippels, M.B.A., M.H.A., University of Michigan
Sarah Lathrop, C.V.M, University of Minnesota; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Laura Nervi, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frankie Perry, M.A., R.N., University of Michigan
Corinne Shefner-Rogers, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

Mission Statement

The mission of the Public Health Program at the University of New Mexico is to provide leadership in graduate and community-based education and research grounded in social justice to improve the health of the diverse populations in New Mexico and the Southwest.

Courses in Public Health (PH) are categorized in content areas. The category for each course appears in parenthesis at the end of the course description according to the following legend: Core (C); Community Health (CH); Epidemiology (E); General Electives (G).

Associated Programs

Graduate Program


PH 501. Principles of Public Health. (3)

PH 502. Epidemiologic Methods I. (3)

PH 505. Social and Cultural Theories and Models: Community Interventions. (3)

PH 506. Environmental/Occupational Health. (3)

PH 507. Health Care Systems. (3)

PH 508. Theory and Practice. (2)

PH 510. Public Health and Health Care Management. (3)

PH 511. Writing for Public Health Professionals. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)

PH 513. Public Health Seminar. (0-1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)

PH 520. Epidemiologic Methods II. (3)

PH 521. Introduction to Epidemiology. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)

PH 524. Social Epidemiology. (2)

PH 528. Infectious Disease Epidemiology. (2)

PH 531. Perinatal Epidemiology. (2)

PH 532. Cancer Epidemiology. (2)

PH 533. Public Health Research Methods. (3)

PH 534. Epidemiology Data Analysis. (3)

PH 538. Public Health Biostatistical Methods I. (3)

PH 539. Public Health Biostatistical Methods II. (3)

PH 540. Disparities in Health: Introduction to Public Health for Medical Students. (3)

PH 541. Epidemiology and Biostatistics. (1-4 to a maximum of 4 Δ)

PH 542. Community-Based Service Learning. (3)

PH 543. Evidenced-Based Practice. (2)

PH 544. Health Policy and Advocacy for Medical Practitioners. (2)

PH 552. Public Health Program Planning. (3)

PH 554. Health Policy, Politics and Social Equity. (3)

PH 555. Public Health Evaluation Methods. (3)

PH 556. Community Participatory-Based Research. (2-3)

PH 560. Special Topics in Public Health. (1-3, no limit Δ)

PH 564. Public Health and Health Care Communication. (2-3)

PH 565. Public Health: Law Policy and Ethics. (3)

PH 568. Popular and Empowerment Education. (2)

PH 575. Public Health Leadership on Facilitation. (1-2)

PH 577. Public Health Leadership in Policy and Advocacy. (1-2)

PH 579. New Mexico Border Health: U.S. - Mexico Border Migration and Latino Health. (2)

PH 583. Advanced Topics in Health Sector and Globalization. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

PH 587. International and US Health Policy Reform. (2)

PH 593. Independent Studies. (1-3, no limit Δ)

PH 595. Introduction to Public Health Integrative Experience. (1)

PH 596. Professional Paper. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)

PH 597. Public Health Integrative Experience. (2 [3])

PH 598. Public Health Practicum. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

PH 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

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