Public Health, Social Determinants, Health Disparities


Health Disparities Center Grant: Transdisciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center for Behavioral Health: TREE Center for Behavioral Health

The TREE Center's goal is to expand and use these strengths to specifically target improvement of behavioral health disparities for socioeconomically disadvantaged and underserved rural populations with a southwest regional focus on American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinos and other diverse communities in New Mexico. Dr. Page-Reeves works as a member of the TREE Center Investigator Development Core.

PI: Lisa Cacari-Stone, PhD

EleValle: South Valley Healthy Communities Collaborative Evaluation

EleValle is a collaboration among South Valley organizations working together to: Connect community members to health and social services and help County residents navigate these systems through Pathways to a Healthy Bernalillo County; enroll community members in health coverage options; facilitate community collaboration, planning and development; advocate for systems, policies and funding to improve community health; and provide health and family services through partner organizations.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Teaching Insurance, Cost and Value to 3rd Year Medical Students

Evaluation of educational sessions within the Family Medicine Clerkship on Costs, Quality and Health Care insurance to determine pre and post levels of understanding, motivations and beliefs and ability in understanding insurance coverage, motivations and beliefs for ordering diagnostic tests, and confidence in ability to weigh costs against diagnostic benefits. 

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

Understanding of Social Accountability in the Nelson R. Mandela Medical School Curriculum

Investigation at the Nelson R. Mandela Medical School of how students, faculty and graduates understand social accountability, where social accountability education occurs in the medical school curriculum, and how this translates into practice within the community served by the school.

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

A pilot study to determine if socially-accountable medical curricula transform students into work-ready, fit-for-purpose, first year graduates

To assess how work-ready and fit-for-purpose are socially-accountable medical graduates in their first year after graduation. Part 1 of the study consisted of seeking feedback from health facilities around the performance of our socially-accountable’ medical graduates. Part 2 consists of seeking feedback from the graduates themselves on how prepared they are in various aspects of socially accountable care. 

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

Transforming Primary Care in Underserved Communities

This project is driven by the need to strengthen entering students’ interest in primary care in underserved areas, while giving them skills and experiences that will support their effective leadership in new approaches to primary care.

PI: Robert Williams, MD, MPH

SHEPERD – Southwest Health Extension Partnership to Enhance Research Dissemination (EvidenceNow Southwest)

Heart disease and strokes cause one in three deaths reported each year in the United States.  Primary care practices need to implement new research findings that help decrease patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke. This project will bring together the Southwest Health Extension Program to Enhance Research Dissemination (SHEPERD) to help small and medium size primary care practices in Colorado and New Mexico work on this important area.

PI: Art Kaufman, MD, and Robert Rhyne, MD

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A pilot study across 5 countries to determine if socially accountable medical curricula transform students into work-ready, fit-for-purpose, first-year graduates (Competencies Plus)

This project assessed how work-ready and fit-for-purpose are socially-accountable medical graduates in their first year after graduation. 

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

Evaluation of an innovative framework to engage learners in addressing intimate partner violence through a health policy approach

Assessment of the efficacy of a case-based learning tool to affect medical student perception of their knowledge, skills and ability to care for patients with intimate partner violence (IPV).

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

2015 Accounting for Learners’ Perceptions of Social Accountability in THEnet Schools (ALPSATS)

To strengthen socially accountable health professional education by assessing how such education is translated into learners’ perceptions.

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

Region 6 Public Health Training Center

New Mexico is part of the National Public Health Training Centers, offering online training content to the public health workforce, including local and state health agencies, tribes and other public health organizations as partners.

PI: Amy Clithero, MBA

Underinsurance in New Mexico: Before the Dawn of the Affordable Care Act

This project examined the prevalence of underinsurance among New Mexican adults prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The team also evaluated the association with underinsurance of gender, racial and income disparities as well as health status.

PI: Sherry Weitzen, MD, PhD

Integrating a Public Health Certificate in Family Medicine Residency Training

This project developed a public health curriculum for family medicine residents that include a service-learning component in a community. 

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Public Health Traineeships in Epidemiology

Students with an epidemiology concentration in the UNM Master of Public Health Program were awarded stipends for completing an epidemiological field project. 

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Evaluation of an Excused Absence Policy

This study was a qualitative research project to evaluate the effects of a recent school policy for expectant and parenting students. Project was developed with several community partners in an effort to increase educational attainment in young parents. 

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

New Mexico Public Health Learning Collaborative

This project provided state-wide workshops on public health topics to the New Mexico public health workforce. 

Co-I: Stephanie Chambers, MPH

Stereo-typing in Medical Student Decision Making: Presence, Origins and Solutions

The overall goal of this study was to reduce health disparities by focusing on an understudied social determinant of health: racial- and gender-based stereotyping and bias in medical decision-making.

PI: Robert Williams, MD, MPH

NM CARES HD - Pilot Research Projects

NM Cares HD, a health disparities Center of Excellence based at UNM, conducted a set of three pilot projects building on concepts of community-partnered interventions to eliminate disparities. Projects aimed at eliminating disparities in access to care and insurance coverage among Hispanics, in early child development and school readiness among low-income Hispanics, and in care for Hispanic and rural underserved endometrial cancer survivors.

PI: Robert Williams, MD, MPH

Steps to Evaluation

This project was an evaluation of the Rochester Healthy Community Partnership/Healthy Immigrant Families Project. Project activities included consultation with the program on use of community-based participatory research evaluative materials developed at UNM.

PI: Andrew Sussman, PhD

Bernalillo County/CINCH: Community Food Needs Assessment

Contract to provide technical assistance for a community food assessment in 3 low-income neighborhoods of Albuquerque.

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Community Grant Program: WellRx The New Mexico Social Determinants Prescription Toolkit Initiative

This project worked with primary care clinics and CHWs to develop a tool and process for universal screening of patients for non-medical social determinants of health needs in a primary care setting. 

PI: Janet Page-Reeves, PhD