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New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Mark J. Kittleson

Professor and Academic Head

Arriving in January 2011 from Southern Illinois University, Kittleson has more than 35 years in higher education. He has developed expertise in the use of technology, health behavior and evaluation. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Health Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Office: CHSS 102
Phone: 575-646-8194
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
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Biography:
Arriving in January 2011 from Southern Illinois University, Kittleson has more than 35 years in higher education. He has developed expertise in the use of technology, health behavior and evaluation. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior and in the American Association of Health Education. He has received national awards for his research and technology applications. He has had more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, 15 textbooks, 125 professional conference presentations and has secured more than one million dollars in outside funds.
Education:

PhD, University of Akron, 1986 MS, Minnesota State University Mankato, 1978 BS, Minnesota State University Mankato, 1975
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Ms. Leticia (Letty) Gallegos

Academic Advisor

Ms. Gallegos is the department's academic advisor. She has had extensive experience in higher education and advising students at universities in New Mexico and Texas. If you are an undergraduate student interested in Community and Public Health Education, be sure Read More
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-2537
Biography:
Ms. Gallegos is the department's academic advisor. She has had extensive experience in higher education and advising students at universities in New Mexico and Texas. If you are an undergraduate student interested in Community and Public Health Education, be sure to contact Ms. Gallegos.
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Taryn Israelson

Receptionist

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4300
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Stephanie Caballero

Administrative Assistant

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-2865
Work Fax: 575-646-4343

Faculty

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Dr. James Robinson

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Robinson received his EdD in health education from the University of Northern Colorado. After his doctoral studies, he held faculty appointments at California State University, Northridge; the University of Northern Colorado, Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M Health Science Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Office; CHSS 303A
Phone: 575-646-7431
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
Dr. Robinson received his EdD in health education from the University of Northern Colorado. After his doctoral studies, he held faculty appointments at California State University, Northridge; the University of Northern Colorado, Texas A&M University, and Texas A&M Health Science Center. His teaching interests include health behavior, program management, and professional development. He is author or co-author of more than 25 professional publications and has delivered more than 75 professional presentations to local, state, national, and international audiences. He is lead author of Concepts of Health and Wellness (Delmar Cengage, 2011) and Essentials of Health and Wellness (Thomson/Delmar, 2005), and is currently the Executive Editor of the Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention. Dr. Robinson has served on numerous committees and boards of the American Association for Health Education and the American School Health Association. In addition to his teaching, scholarly activity, and service, Dr. Robinson has generated approximately $2.5 million in grant support for his research activities and projects.
EdD, University of Northern Colorado, 1969
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Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Assistant Professor

Dr. Palacios’ has a Doctoral degree in Health Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso and is currently an Assistant Professor of Health Science at New Mexico State University. Prior to this she served as Director of Research Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Office: CHSS 301
Phone: 575-646-4309
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
Dr. Palacios’ has a Doctoral degree in Health Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso and is currently an Assistant Professor of Health Science at New Mexico State University. Prior to this she served as Director of Research at Border Research Solutions, a private research company. In this capacity she directed various applied research studies in community health along the U.S./Mexico border, including health needs assessments examining prevalence of overweight and diabetes in adults and children (Pan American Health Organization, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center), the health and functional status of the aging population (UTEP, Texas Tech), service needs of the HIV/AIDS population (Planned Parenthood Administrative Offices), and rural/colonia health (New Mexico Department of Health, UTEP). Dr. Palacios has also conducted program evaluations for a variety of health programs targeting substance and alcohol abuse prevention (BASICS, UTEP; Project ALERT, UTEP; Family Drug Court, 65th District Court), teen pregnancy prevention (Worth the Wait and CHOICES Two Should Know, El Paso City Department of Public Health), and other health education programs. Dr. Palacios has authored over 34 publications, including published articles, peer reviewed abstracts and technical reports. Dr. Palacios has 9 publications in peer reviewed journals related to stress, motivation, Alzheimer’s disease, risk behaviors in college students, and geriatric health. Her current research examines the relation of motivational systems to disease precursors for hypertension and diabetes, including obesity-related risk factors (e.g., unhealthy diet and physical inactivity), family history of hypertension, and stress. Dr. Palacios is currently working on validating two new research instruments that assess motivation for physical activity and healthy eating. As a native to the border region, Dr. Palacios is dedicated to promoting health related research on the Mexican American population.
PhD, University of Texas El Paso, 2005
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Dr. Cindy Kratzke

Assistant Professor

Dr. Cindy Kratzke joined the New Mexico State University Department of Public Health Sciences in January 2009 as an assistant professor. She teaches courses in the undergraduate Community Health program and the Master of Public Health Program. Her primary research Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
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HSS 323
Las Cruces,  NM  88003
Phone: 575-646-4516
Biography:
Dr. Cindy Kratzke joined the New Mexico State University Department of Public Health Sciences in January 2009 as an assistant professor. She teaches courses in the undergraduate Community Health program and the Master of Public Health Program. Her primary research focus has been cancer and health disparities. Within this broad area, her recent publications and presentations at leading cancer conferences include minority community health workers and mammography use, breast cancer prevention and mobile technology use, and mother-daughter breast cancer communication differences among Hispanic and non-Hispanic college women. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Community Health and Health Education & Behavior. Her health communication research funded as a Rising Star university grant received national press in the April 2012 Women in Academia Report. She was appointed to the New Mexico Community Health Workers Advisory Board. She is the current elected Region 5 representative for the New Mexico Public Health Association. She serves on the Literacy Volunteers of Dona Ana County Advisory Council. Dr. Kratzke received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Old Dominion University.
PhD, Old Dominion University, 2005
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Dr. Satya Rao

Associate Professor

Dr. Rao's areas of research and service interests include violence, substance use and abuse, mental health issues such as suicide and suicide ideation among racial and ethnic minority communities.
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Office: CHSS 303K
Las Cruces,  NM  88003
Phone: 575-646-6714
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
Dr. Rao's areas of research and service interests include violence, substance use and abuse, mental health issues such as suicide and suicide ideation among racial and ethnic minority communities.
Ph.D. Texas Women's University, 1994
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Dr. Charles Kozel

Associate Professor

Chuck Kozel, PhD, MPH, MCHES, Associate Professor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including, Methods of Community Health Education, Coping with Loss and Grief: A Cross Cultural perspective, Human Sexuality, Health Program Planning, Techniques of Health Communication/Education and numerous gerontology Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Home Phone: 575-646-2864
Biography:
Chuck Kozel, PhD, MPH, MCHES, Associate Professor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including, Methods of Community Health Education, Coping with Loss and Grief: A Cross Cultural perspective, Human Sexuality, Health Program Planning, Techniques of Health Communication/Education and numerous gerontology courses. He serves as coordinator of the Gerontology Program, and as a member on the university faculty senate. His research interests include innovative health promotion advocacy, leadership and policy development, U.S.-Mexico border health, and healthy aging. He serves on the national SOPHE 2011-2013 Board of Trustees, Trustee for Professional Preparation, and on the Mesilla Valley Hospice Board of Directors. His current research focus is on Health Promotion Agenda-Setting for health promotion advocacy, leadership and policy development for healthier borders.
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Dr. Anup Amatya

Assistant Professor

I received a PhD degree in Biostatistics from University of Illinois at Chicago in May, 2011. I teach undergraduate and graduate biostatistics courses. Before joining NMSU I have served as junior statistician in various research projects at University of Illinois Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4160
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
I received a PhD degree in Biostatistics from University of Illinois at Chicago in May, 2011. I teach undergraduate and graduate biostatistics courses. Before joining NMSU I have served as junior statistician in various research projects at University of Illinois at Chicago. My research interest is in the application of biostatistical methods in pharmaco-epidemiology and biomedical field. My current research focuses on meta-analysis of sparse binary data and sample size determination in hierarchical non-linear models.
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Dr. Sue Forster-Cox

Associate Professor/On-Line Coordinator

Dr. Forster-Cox is an Associate Professor within the Department. She teaches Health Program Planning, Rural Health, Foundations of Public Health Education, and oversees the Field Experience for all students. Her research interests include promoting gardening as a form of physical Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-2183
Phone: 575-646-0306
Biography:
Dr. Forster-Cox is an Associate Professor within the Department. She teaches Health Program Planning, Rural Health, Foundations of Public Health Education, and oversees the Field Experience for all students. Her research interests include promoting gardening as a form of physical activity and a means of providing healthful, fresh food sources in tribal/rural communities. She is the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Community Health program, Online MPH program (Interim), and two Peace Corps associated programs for the College: Paul C. Coverdell Fellows/USA and Master’s International. She received her PhD in Health Promotion from the University of New Mexico in 1995; MPH from University of Hawaii in 1982 in Community Health Education/Maternal and Child Health; and BS in Health Science - University of Northern Colorado in 1977.
PhD, University of New Mexico, 1995
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Ms. Francoise Grossman

College Assistant Professor

Ms. Grossman lives in Louisiana and teaches on-line for the Department. She specializes in human sexuality, women's health and public health issues.
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Ms. Grossman lives in Louisiana and teaches on-line for the Department. She specializes in human sexuality, women's health and public health issues.
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Dr. Susan Wilson

Associate Professor

Prior to her arrival at NMSU in 2007, she served as Hawkins County Program Director, Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships program (the programmatic winner of the prestigious National Rural Health Association’s Outstanding Rural Health Program Award for 2007) Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4097
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
Prior to her arrival at NMSU in 2007, she served as Hawkins County Program Director, Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships program (the programmatic winner of the prestigious National Rural Health Association’s Outstanding Rural Health Program Award for 2007) and on the faculty of the Department of Public Health at East Tennessee State University. Previous positions include serving on the faculty at Southwestern Medical School and UTMB-Galveston medical school; as Staff Consultant for the Texas Senate; and Director of Research and Data Management for one of the largest Health Systems Agencies in the nation covering 16 counties in north-central Texas. Dr. Wilson has conducted international research and service projects in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. Professional specialties include social determinants of health, health administration and policy, rural health, health disparities, preparedness & response, and international health.
PhD (Southern Methodist University, 2011)
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Dr. Karen Rishel

College Assistant Professor

I am an MD MPH with over 10 years of clinical experience working with the Indian Health Service and Border Area Migrant population. My MPH has allowed me to further emphasize my interest in Public Health as a Health Professional, Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4167
Biography:
I am an MD MPH with over 10 years of clinical experience working with the Indian Health Service and Border Area Migrant population. My MPH has allowed me to further emphasize my interest in Public Health as a Health Professional, an Educator, and a Researcher. Over the past year, I have been working on Border Area Research in a collaborative effort with the Border Health Commission and the CDC. I thoroughly enjoy educating and currently I teach Personal Health and Wellness in the undergraduate college, and I amazingly learn something new every day from the students! I find social justice and health disparities the most thought provoking issues we face in public health today and love to ask "why" and "how can we create change for tomorrow".
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Dr. Bruce Ragon

College Assistant Professor

Acquired his Ph.D. in Health Education at Penn State University, and has taught at Indiana University, receiving the Student Choice Award For Outstanding Faculty, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, & Albany State University. At UNC Wilmington, he was also Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Acquired his Ph.D. in Health Education at Penn State University, and has taught at Indiana University, receiving the Student Choice Award For Outstanding Faculty, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, & Albany State University. At UNC Wilmington, he was also Assistant Vice Chancellor and Assistant to the Provost. He has also been the Director of Health Education at Virginia Tech University
PhD, Health Education, Penn State University; 1991
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Dr. Susan Cardenas

College Associate Professor

Dr. Cardenas has been a faculty member of the Department of Public Health Sciences since 1996—having served as both college and adjunct faculty over the years. Her areas of interest include sexuality education for children and youth, women’s health, maternal Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Dr. Cardenas has been a faculty member of the Department of Public Health Sciences since 1996—having served as both college and adjunct faculty over the years. Her areas of interest include sexuality education for children and youth, women’s health, maternal and child health, and curriculum and program planning, evaluation, and grant writing. She is a past recipient of the NMSU Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award for the College of Health and Social Services—Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Cardenas has worked extensively in public health in southern New Mexico for years, and received a scholarship to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "New Connections" symposium. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate course for our Department, Dr. Cardenas currently serves as Program Manager of the Success with Adolescent Goals (SWAG) Program—a sexuality education/service learning/mentoring initiative that is a collaborative research effort between the NMSU Department of Public Health Sciences and the New Mexico Department of Health—focusing on the overall goal of teen pregnancy reduction in seven New Mexico counties.
PhD in Higher Education Administration, NMSU; 2006
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Dr. Joseph Gladstone

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gladstone's specialty is public health administration. He joined the faculty in Fall, 2012.
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-5714
Biography:
Dr. Gladstone's specialty is public health administration. He joined the faculty in Fall, 2012.
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Dr. Jill McDonald

Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research, Director of the Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research and Professor of Public Health Sciences

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-3379

Adjunct Faculty

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Dr. Dale Ritzel

College Assistant Professor

Dale O. Ritzel, health education professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and long-time director of its Safety Center (he retired from the University in 2006) received the 2010 Kaywood Award from the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Read More
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Dale O. Ritzel, health education professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and long-time director of its Safety Center (he retired from the University in 2006) received the 2010 Kaywood Award from the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association for his sustained and substantial contributions to the field, profession, and association of driver and traffic safety education. In March 2011, Ritzel received the Silvernale Award. The Silvernale Award is given by the Michigan Driver and Traffic Safety Association to recognize persons throughout the country who have made outstanding and significant contributions to traffic safety education. Over the course of his career, Ritzel has published 160 articles, received research grants totaling more than $20 million and overseen the graduate work of close to 100 students. Since his 2006 “retirement,” he has twice won the National Safety Council’s top research award. In 2005 Ritzel's paper, Designing and Developing Web-based Courses for Safety and Health Programs, received the 2nd best paper award from the American Society of Safety Engineers' Best of the Best papers in the Practice Specialties. Ritzel, a three-degree graduate of SIUC, began his teaching career in 1965 as a driver education instructor at the high school run by the University's education college. He joined the teaching faculty of what was then the Department of Health Education in 1966, serving a five-year stint as chair before becoming the Safety Center's second director. He also has served as president of the American Academy of Safety Education, an organization in which he holds fellow status. He was Vice President of the Educational Resources Division of the National Safety Council and was on the NSC Board of Directors for 14 years. For the past 14 years Ritzel has taken students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of South Florida, University of Florida, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Simon Fraser University on a travel/study course to Germany. The course focuses upon injury prevention and health promotion in the German system. Over the last 5 years, Ritzel has helped organized a seminar at the University of Koln, Koln, Germany relating to global public health and environmental issues. Speakers from the USA, India, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Germany, Portugal, and other parts of Europe attend this seminar.
PhD, Health Education, Southern Illinois University, 1970
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Pearl Hawe

College Associate Professor Emerita

Ms. Hawe serves the department in a number of capacities. Besides teaching various General Education and Viewing the Wider World Classes, as well as many introductory courses for our majors, she is the coordinator of part-time/adjunct faculty.
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4306
Work Fax: 575-646-4343
Biography:
Ms. Hawe serves the department in a number of capacities. Besides teaching various General Education and Viewing the Wider World Classes, as well as many introductory courses for our majors, she is the coordinator of part-time/adjunct faculty.
MA in Curriculum and Instruction, 1988, NMSU; BS in Health Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
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Dr. Donald Little

College Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Jeff Brandon

Professor Emeritus

Jeffrey Brandon, PhD, CHES Ret., joined NMSU’s Department of Health Science in 1989 as its third department head. He assumed the program sponsor role for the Southern Area Health Education Center and for the new Border Health Education and Training Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4694
Biography:
Jeffrey Brandon, PhD, CHES Ret., joined NMSU’s Department of Health Science in 1989 as its third department head. He assumed the program sponsor role for the Southern Area Health Education Center and for the new Border Health Education and Training Center in 1990. His primary goals/achievements were to have the Bachelor of Community Health approved by SABPAC by 1992, and to have a new Master of Public Health in Community Health Education operational by 1995. In 1994 he added being the first CHSS Associate Dean for Research to his department head duties, and in 1995 also added being the CHSS Associate Dean for Academics. He co-edited the first book on U.S..-Mexico border health challenges (1997), and was nominated by Governor Gary Johnson in 1998 and appointed by US President William Clinton on December 15, 1999 to serve as an inaugural member of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission (being sworn in by DHHS Secretary Donna Shalala on January 20, 2000). He continued to serve as a member of the U.S. Section of the Commission through December, 2003. He also served on the Commission’s Expert Panel in Research from 2008-2010. In August, 2000 he was appointed as the third Dean of the College of Health and Social Services, a position he held for almost 8 years. In the fall, 2008 he returned to his faculty position in Health Science as a full Professor and retired from NMSU on January 1, 2011. He continues to teach stress management courses and occasionally the mind-body health and complementary and alternative medicine course for the department.
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Ms. Katy Redd

College Instructor

Katy obtained a dual MPH/MSW from New Mexico State University in 2010. She currently teaches adjunct for the department while also working full-time as the Coordinator for Healthy Kids Las Cruces, a childhood obesity prevention program. She used to be Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4167
Biography:
Katy obtained a dual MPH/MSW from New Mexico State University in 2010.
She currently teaches adjunct for the department while also working full-time as the Coordinator for Healthy Kids Las Cruces, a childhood obesity prevention program. She used to be a sexuality educator in Montana and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize. Originally from Ohio, Katy and her husband Jon have one child, Fiona. In her spare time Katy enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, and DIY home improvement projects.
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Ms. Mary Teresa Brandon

Professor Emerita

New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
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Mr. Thomas Ruiz

College Assistant Professor

Originally from East Chicago, Indiana, Tom moved to New Mexico in 1994 and began his professional career working for the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in early 2001 as an Environmental Scientist. During this time, he became very familiar with Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Health Science
Phone: 575-646-8138
Biography:
Originally from East Chicago, Indiana, Tom moved to New Mexico in 1994 and began his professional career working for the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in early 2001 as an Environmental Scientist. During this time, he became very familiar with the many health and environmental issues affecting the U.S. – Mexico border area. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Purdue University Calumet (1994) and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from New Mexico State University (1997) along with 3 years of work towards a Ph.D. His graduate research was focused heavily in environmental microbiology and involved the optimization of certain bacteria for the bioremediation of hazardous chlorinated compounds.
From 2002 to 2006, Thomas worked as an Environmental Epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health - Office of Border Health. He was responsible for coordinating, managing and supporting environmental epidemiology activities and investigations in the border region. A large part of this work involved managing contracts devoted to environmental health issues, including blood lead level studies and soil/lead deposition studies.
Mr. Ruiz has also worked as an Environmental Analyst for the NMED - Air Quality Bureau (AQB). He acted as the AQB liaison with border air quality groups, developed and updated Natural Events Action Plans for counties in southern New Mexico and provided public outreach on border air quality matters.
Currently, Tom serves as the Border / Environmental Justice Liaison for NMED. He represents New Mexico on the Environment Worktable of the Border Governors Conference and is involved with many community groups where Environmental Justice is the focus. He also helps to coordinate the state’s EPA-funded Border 2012 initiatives. Tom is married with two toddlers (TJ and Eva). He enjoys playing guitar and singing for his children as well as dancing with his wife Alicia, who teaches dance courses at NMSU.
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Dr. Dhitinut Ratnapradipa

College Associate Professor

New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
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Mrs. Kathleen Thompson

College Associate Professor

Mrs. Thompson has extensive experience in population health working for the Department of Defense in Preventive Medicine at Ft. Bliss, Texas as a Fellows for Oakridge Institute; capacity building, program implementation and evaluation with non-profits in and along the border Read More
New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Mrs. Thompson has extensive experience in population health working for the Department of Defense in Preventive Medicine at Ft. Bliss, Texas as a Fellows for Oakridge Institute; capacity building, program implementation and evaluation with non-profits in and along the border region and in Cuidad Juarez. Currently Mrs. Thompson is Senior Research Associate at Texas Tech Health Sciences in emergency medicine where her emphasis is on behavioral, translational and biomedical / medical research. Areas of Expertise: • Public health • Health education / promotion • Community health / population health • Capacity building / technical assistance • Program implementation / evaluation • Behavioral, educational, translational research • Medical
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Dr. Karl Larson

College Assistant Professor

Phone: 507-933-7591
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Dr. Mai Oushy

College Instructor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Estela Hartley

College Instructor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Liz England-Kennedy

College Instructor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Kelly Niles-Yokum

College Assistant Professor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Priya Banerjee

College Associate Professor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Dr. Robert McDermott

College Professor

One of the most decorated professionals in health education, Dr. McDermott joins the NMSU faculty as a college professor teaching our graduate research methods class.
Department of Public Health Sciences
Biography:
One of the most decorated professionals in health education, Dr. McDermott joins the NMSU faculty as a college professor teaching our graduate research methods class.
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Ms. Tami Ford

College Assistant Professor

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Jagan Butler

College Assistant Professor

New Mexico State University
Department of Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4167
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Ms. Amy Collins

College Assistant Professor

Amy C. Collins, MS, CHES Earned Master's degree from UTEP in 1999, currently completing second Masters from NMSU (MA - Education/Learning Technologies). Became a Certified Health Education Specialist in 1999. I have been teaching in higher education for over 7 Read More
New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
Biography:
Amy C. Collins, MS, CHES Earned Master's degree from UTEP in 1999, currently completing second Masters from NMSU (MA - Education/Learning Technologies). Became a Certified Health Education Specialist in 1999. I have been teaching in higher education for over 7 years and am a full time faculty at Dona Ana Community College for the Associates of Public Health. Prior to teaching, I worked at with the New Mexico Department of Health, with Dona Ana County, and the American Cancer Society.

Graduate Assistants

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Swati Somuri

Graduate Assistant

Department of Public Health Sciences
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Janine Weitzell

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Allison Gilbert

Graduate Assistant

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
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Jennifer McElfresh

Graduate Assistant

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences
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Serra Dittel-Payne

Graduate Assistant

New Mexico State University
Public Health Sciences

Affiliate Faculty

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Mr. Paul Dulin

Director, Office of Border Health

More than 35 years of professional experience in: managing environmental health, occupational health and safety and public health assessments and programs; environmental and social impact assessment, mitigation and monitoring; environmental and natural resources management policy and institutional development; project design, Read More
New Mexico Department of Health
Phone: 575-528-5154
Biography:
More than 35 years of professional experience in: managing environmental health, occupational health and safety and public health assessments and programs; environmental and social impact assessment, mitigation and monitoring; environmental and natural resources management policy and institutional development; project design, implementation and evaluation; watershed management; coastal and marine resources management; protected areas planning; sustainable tourism development; sustainable rural development; remote sensing and geographic information systems; and broad experience in community participation, extension and training. Extensive long- and short-term field experience in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Haiti, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Somalia, Bangladesh, the US-Mexico Border Region, and regional Caribbean, Central America and South America; fully fluent in English and Spanish; and extensive program management experience.
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Dr. Mary Alice Scott

Cross-Appointed Assistant Professor

Dr. Scott has her tenure in the Department of Anthropology. She is the first faculty member in the Department of Health Science who has been given a zero-percent cross-appointment. Dr. Scott is a medical anthropologist whose research interests include the Read More
Departments of Department of Public Health Sciences and Anthropology
Biography:
Dr. Scott has her tenure in the Department of Anthropology. She is the first faculty member in the Department of Health Science who has been given a zero-percent cross-appointment. Dr. Scott is a medical anthropologist whose research interests include the examination of health and illness production through the lens of intersectionality, particularly in the areas of transnational migration and public health systems. She is also interested in participatory methodologies and action-oriented research.
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Dr. Thomas Samuel

Affiliated Professor

Dr. Samuel is a retired professor of public health. Among the many accolades, Dr. Thomas served as interim dean for the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Samuel has a strong background in health administration, management Read More
Public Health Sciences
Phone: 575-646-4300
Biography:
Dr. Samuel is a retired professor of public health. Among the many accolades, Dr. Thomas served as interim dean for the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Samuel has a strong background in health administration, management and policy

This page last updated on December 6, 2011