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Prevention Research Center, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, UNM Department of Pediatrics

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-3955

Theresa H. Cruz

Research Assistant Professor and Deputy Director

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Office Location: 2703 Frontier Ave NE - RIB 120
Phone: (505) 272-8379
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Theresa H. Cruz, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Deputy Director, PRC

Dr. Cruz is an epidemiologist and research assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, and serves as Deputy Director of the UNM Prevention Research Center. She has 20 years of experience in public health, study design, data collection and analysis, evaluation and use of mixed method research. She is currently involved in several prevention research and evaluation projects on topics including healthy eating and active living and sexual violence prevention. Dr. Cruz received a Doctorate of Philosophy in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.