OCH History

The Office for Community Health was established in 2008, and has grown tremendously in size and scope over the years.  Now home to several large programs and many initiatives, the Office continues to thrive.

Dr. Arthur Kaufman leads the OCH and as Vice Chancellor for Community Health is a key leader at the Health Sciences Center.  In 2018, Dr. Laura Parajon joined the OCH as Executive Director and continues to grow new initiatives.


OCH team
OCH Staff enjoying Healthy Behaviors

Office for Community Health

OCH Leadership

Arthur Kaufman, MD, Vice Chancellor for Community Health

Laura Parajon, MD, Executive Director


Office for Community Health
UNM HSC, MSC09 5065
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131