COPH in the News


Jonathan Eldredge


HSC Faculty Member Joins Federal Panel Overseeing Biomedical

March 3, 2021  Eldredge, who also holds appointments in the UNM College of Population Health and the UNM School of Medicine, has extensive experience as an editor and reviewer for scholarly publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Evidence-Based Library and Information Science and BMC Biomedical Digital Libraries.


Tracie Collins

Senate confirms Department of Health secretary 38-1

February 19, 2021  The state Senate confirmed Dr. Tracie Collins on Friday to become the next state Department of Health Cabinet secretary responsible for helping lead New Mexico out of a deadly pandemic through continued testing, tracing and vaccination.


Crystal Lee

Dr. Crystal Lee named to 40-under-40 list

December 17, 2020  COPH Assistant Professor, Crystal Lee, PhD, MPH shares the honor of being named to the 12th class of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's 40-under-40 award.


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Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, MPH Named COPH Interim Dean

December 16, 2020  COPH Professor, Nina Wallerstein, DrPH, MPH, has been selected and agreed to serve as Interim Dean of COPH.


Weini Kelati

BSPH Student Signs Professional Contract, Finishes as Most Decorated Lobo

December 2, 2020  She took the collegiate stage by storm, and now Weini Kelati is setting her sights higher.

The most decorated All-American in program history signed a professional contract and will immediately begin her professional running career with the Dark Sky Distance Team.


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Dr. Tracie Collins named New Mexico state health secretary

November 11, 2020  Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Tracie C. Collins, MD, MPH, dean of The University of New Mexico College of Population Health, secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health.


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New Mexico voters pass GO Bond C handily

November 4, 2020  At The University of New Mexico, GO Bond C will provide more than $51 million for 13 projects including $30 million for a new building to house UNM's Colleges of Nursing and Population Health.


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COPH task force helps Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

October 18, 2020  University of New Mexico faculty, staff, students and health professionals are volunteering to use their research skills to gather the latest info in COVID-19 research to share with the governor's office to help guide decision-making in the pandemic.