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Francisco Soto Mas, PhD MPH

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-2165

Academic Career

Soto Mas, who is accredited to practice general medicine throughout the European Union, earned his MD in family medicine from the University of Granada (Spain) School of Medicine in 1984. He then received his MPH from the University of Arizona in 1994. In 2002, he received his PhD in health, physical education and recreation from UNM.

Additional training he completed in 1988 covers sports medicine at the University of Seville in Spain. He also received training in nutrition from the University of Granada in 1991.

Teaching/Research Interests

Soto Mas is committed to contributing to addressing Latino health problems. Areas of expertise include chronic disease prevention and control, bioterrorism, health communication, health literacy and occupational health and injury. He has extensive experience with both quantitative and qualitative studies, and designs observational and intervention projects, directs cross-sectional and randomized control studies, develops and implements community-based interventions, and conducts multilevel evaluations.

Soto Mas teaches a variety of graduate public health courses, such as Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, School Health Education Practice, Health Behavior Theory, Program Planning, Program Evaluation, and Research Methods. He has also designed and taught courses that address the pressing demand to meet the health and social needs of diverse populations including: Health Disparities, Health Communication & Literacy, Language and Literacy in Latino Health, and Intervention Research with Marginalized Populations.

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • Society for Public Health Education
  • Sociedad Espanola de Salud Publica y Administracion Sanitaria