Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Andrew Sussman, PhD, MCRP

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MSC09 5040

Albuquerque, NM 87131



Andrew Sussman is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Anthropology and his MCRP in the School of Architecture and Planning, both at the University of New Mexico. He is a medical anthropologist and his research has focused on primary health care service delivery and patient-provider counseling dynamics among medically underserved populations in New Mexico. He has designed and led numerous qualitative and mixed method research studies, several of which have been funded through institutional (CTSC, RWJF) and federal agencies such as the NIH and AHRQ. Dr. Sussman has conducted much of this research through RIOS Net, a primary care practice-based research network. His work spans a range of topical areas including cancer prevention, substance use disorders, complementary and alternative medicine and obesity/diabetes prevention. Dr. Sussman also serves as the Director of the Behavioral Measurement and Population Science Shared Resource based at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and teaches qualitative research design in the Masters of Science in Biomedical Science Program. He enjoys collaborating with colleagues throughout the Health Science Center and main campus as well as working with students and learners at all levels.