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Dwight Zier HESS Department Administrator Johnson Center 1150B 505-277-8173 email@example.com
Dwight oversees the daily administrative functions of the department office. He serves as department liaison to central offices of the college and university.
Tina Felix Coordinator, Education Support Johnson Center 1150 505-277-5152 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina receives all inquiries from potential undergraduate and graduate students and provides administrative support to allstudents and faculty.
Magdalena Avila Associate Professor Program Coordinator Office: Johnson Center 112C Telephone: 505-277-8175 Email: email@example.com Education: Dr.PH., University of California, Berkeley, MPH and MSW Courses: Epidemiology, Advanced Multicultural Health and Community-based participatory research (CBPR Institute), Advanced Multicultural Health, Graduate Field Experience Research: Community based participatory approach to research with Native American communities in the southwest, Native American/Tribal Community Health, role of health communication strategies with urban, rural and tribal communities., Community Engagement Research, social determinants of health and public health disparities.
Lorenda Belone Associate Professor Office: Johnson Center 112B Telephone: 505-277-8175 Email: Ljoe@salud.unm.edu Education: Ph.D., University of New Mexico Courses: Research design, epidemiology, community health, community-based participatory research Research: Community based participatory approach to research with Native American communities in the southwest, focusing on the role of health communication strategies for translational research that involves the community as participants in a two-way mutual learning situation to improve community health.
Angelica Boyle Visiting Lecturer II Office: Johnson Center 112A Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: M.S., University of New Mexico Courses: Personal Health Management, Consumer Health, Education for AIDS Prevention, Injury Prevention, Prevention of Substance Abuse, Foundations of Health Promotion, Introduction to Public & Community Health, Prevention Strategies in Community Health, Stress Management
Elias Duryea Emeritus ProfessorEmail: email@example.comEducation: Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Christina Perry HESS Department ChairAssociate ProfessorOffice: Johnson Center 1161 Telephone: 505-277-1983 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: Ph.D., University of New Mexico, M.S., Southern Illinois University, B.S., Illinois State UniversityCourses: Health Behavior Theory, Program Planning & EvaluationResearch: The design and evaluation of theory-based public health assessments and interventions. Work has been applied to pediatric physical activity and snacking behaviors, food safety efficacy, adolescent spit tobacco use and college binge drinking.
Shixi Zhao Assistant ProfessorOffice: Johnson Center 112D Telephone: 505-277-8187 Email: email@example.comEducation: Ph.D., Texas A&M Courses: Measurement and Evaluation, Grant Writing, Program Planning, and Health Behavior Theory for Health Promotion. Research: Health behavior, social determinates of health, public health genomics, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, cancer prevention, control and chronic diseases prevention.
Dr. Suzanne Williams Lecturer IIIOffice: Johnson Center 1150E Telephone: 505-277-3104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: Ph.D., University of Kansas Courses: Emotional Health and Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Activity and Aging, Stress Management, Death and Dying, Personal Health Management
Ivy Vitanzos CervantesEmail: email@example.comEducation: MD, University of the Philippines; MPH, University of New MexicoCourse: Measurement and Evaluation in Health Promotion
Meghann DallinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: MPH, New Mexico State University Courses: Program Planning & Evaluation, Personal Health Management, Foundations of Health Promotion
Jennifer EscajedaEmail: email@example.com Education: MPH, University of New Mexico Courses: Foundations of Health Promotion, Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Emotional Health and Interpersonal Relationships, Education for AIDS Prevention, Violence Prevention
Megan MerchantOffice: Johnson Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation: M.S., University of New Mexico Courses: Stress Less, Sleep Better, Fundamentals of Human Sexuality, Conflict Mediation, Stress Management, and various PENP courses
Veronica PlazaEmail: email@example.comEducation: MD, University of Rosario, Argentina; MPH, University of New Mexico Courses: Social Determinants and Multi-Cultural Health, Health Issues of Death and Dying
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