Institute for Public Health
MSC 09 5065
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Family Practice Center 137

Karen Armitage, MD

Leigh Caswell, MPH
Operations Coordinator

Telephone: (505) 272-5377
Fax: (505) 272-3764

Institute for Public Health



IPH is now organizationally located within the Institute for Community Health Sciences. However, IPH will remain a distinct entity and its programs will continue.

If you are looking for the Masters in Public Health Program, please visit their web site.

The Institute for Public Health was established in 2002 by the UNM School of Medicine with the purpose of more effectively engaging the School's education and research in New Mexico's pressing public health agenda.

Our mission is:

To improve health status and reduce health disparities in New Mexico, the Institute for Public Health promotes and coordinates public health research, education, and services through collaborations within the Health Sciences Center and with external partners. The Institute for Public Health supports the development of public policy using scientifically derived information and public dialogue.

Research with our Communities Mini-Grant Awards
The Institute for Community Health Sciences and Institute for Public Health are soliciting applications from all HSC faculty members for small pilot projects that will exemplify one of the aims of Vision 2020 and NM CARES HD (NM Center for Advancement of Research, Engagement, and Science on Health Disparities). Download the application PDF