Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-4180
Fax: (505) 272-2570

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Research Incubator Building (RIB)
2703 Frontier NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Charles Wiggins, PhD

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Contact Information

Email: CWiggins@salud.unm.edu

  • Tenured Professor
  • Director and Principal Investigator, New Mexico Tumor Registry

Academic Career

Wiggins, who received his bachelor’s in health education from UNM in 1978, completed graduate degrees in epidemiology from the University of Alabama-Birmingham (MSPH, 1983) and the University of Washington (PhD, 1999). He joined the faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine in 2003. 

Research Interests

Wiggins, with over 35 years of experience in cancer surveillance and epidemiology, has a strong interest in cancer among underserved populations. He’s coordinated instruction in epidemiology and biostatistics for medical students at the UNM School of Medicine since 2006.

In addition to being president of the board of directors for the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Wiggins is intimately familiar with the structure, use and interpretation of data from central cancer registries. His experience of combining cancer registry records with other data sources for the purposes of scientific research has helped investigators to successfully conduct population-based research utilizing data from central cancer registries.

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