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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2703 Frontier NE
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Melissa Gonzales, PhD

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Contact Information

Email: MGonzales@salud.unm.edu

  • Associate Professor
  • Co-Director, Center for Native American Environmental Health Equity Research
  • Director of Evaluation, Vice Chancellors Office of Diversity

Academic Career

Gonzales, who joined the UNM School of Medicine in 2002, received her doctorate in environmental health from the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health. She received her master’s in toxicology and industrial hygiene from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

Gonzales’ research is broadly focused in epidemiology to shape policy decisions and evidence-based interventions by reducing uncertainty in population-level exposures to environmental pollutants, key risk factors and targets for intervention. The bulk of her experience is in environmental health, studying the effects of complex exposure scenarios, through direct measurement and predictive models.

In addition, she has a strong background in the operations, evaluation and administrative needs of programmatic research. 

Practice and Research Pages


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