Communication, Culture & Health

Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:00 PM
UNM Student Union Building (SUB) - Lobo A&B

The National Communication Association will host a free program titled Communication, Culture, and Health on September 14, 2017. This public program will address the roles of culture and communication in advancing health equity, improving health quality, and eliminating health disparities in a minority-majority state with a large population of second-language speakers. The program will take place in the Lobo A&B Rooms of the Student Union Building on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The moderated panel will include scholars in Communication, Community Health, Pharmacy, and Native American Health, as well as community practitioners.

Program Details

Time: Reception 5:00-6:00 pm; program 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Where: Lobo A&B (Rooms 3037/3039), Student Union Building, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Co-Sponsors: Department of Communication and Communication and Journalism Graduate and Professional Organization


Lorenda Belone, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Community Health Education Program, College of Education, University of New Mexico
Co-Founder, Center for Participatory Research, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Senior Fellow, RWJF Center for Health Policy & NM CARES Health Disparities Center

Theresa Clay, M.S.
Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
Indian Health Service, Albuquerque Area

Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico
Adjunct Research Professor, Prevention Research Center
Senior Fellow, RWJF Center & NM CARES Health Disparities Center
Associate Member, University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Jaron Kee, B.A.
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, Community Environmental Health Program
Navajo Birth Cohort ECHO Program & UNM METALS Superfund Research and Training Center
Co-Director, Center for Native Environmental Health Equity Research
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Nathania Tsosie, M.C.R.P.
Associate Director, Center for Native American Health
Lecturer II, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Co-Founder, Institute for Indigenous Knowledge & Development
University of New Mexico

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