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Victoria Sanchez, MPH, DrPH

Associate Professor

Senior Fellow, RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 272-9471

Academic Career

Sánchez earned her MPH at the University of California at Berkeley in 1984, and received a doctorate in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999.

Teaching/Research Interests

Her research and practice experiences are largely community-based and grounded in direct experience with public health agencies and university research projects in New Mexico, Texas, California and North Carolina. Sánchez has a long-standing interest in understanding health behaviors within the broader contexts of family, cultural, community and societal norms. Her research interests span from substance abuse prevention to qualitative methodologies to understand community change.

Sánchez directs the community health concentration track and teaches social and behavioral sciences courses for the Public Health Program. She teaches the Theory and Practice Seminar, the Public Health Program Planning class and the Summer Institute in Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: Indigenous and Critical Methodologies.

Practice and Research Pages

Professional Memberships

  • American Public Health Association
  • NM Public Health Association
  • Society for Public Health Educators
  • Community Partnerships for Health
  • Southwest Hispanic Research Institute