I am a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Medical Anthropology at the University of New Mexico where I use mixed-methods research to examine identity and chronic diseases with American Indian and Latino peoples. I also have a strong research interest in transdisciplinary research and the use of community based participatory research in rural and frontier settings.
My brother Emilio (Professor, U of Florida) and I were both born in Ciudad Juárez, México and our parents are from Mexico and Cuba (mother from México, father from Cuba). In my spare time I enjoy walking Aengus (Irish Wolfhound) and Anouk (Chihueener… a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix) with my wife, Kimberly.
My academic specializations address geographical, theoretical and methodological areas:
- Indigenous Peoples of the Southwestern United States
- Tribal Health Programs & Policy (with a focus on type 2 diabetes)
- Latino health (with a focus on chronic disease)
- Rural & Frontier Health
- Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
- Mixed Methods Research
- Online Education