My introduction to public health was to run a youth oriented search and rescue team for youth at risk for the Arizona Supreme Court for 20 years. With my experience running a volunteer team and providing incident command services for the New Mexico State Police, I was asked to be the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Division Manager at the county level. With my interest in environmental issues, policy, and financial management expanding into other public health areas was a natural fit. Currently I am working on Healthy People 2030 objectives and targets associated with water conservation in the United States.
PhD, Health Physical Education, and Recreation
University of New Mexico
University of New England
State University of New York, Albany
Current research includes dolphin assisted therapy (data gathering phase), water quantity and public health planning (writing of manuscript), evaluation of online education (manuscripts submitted), and injury rates at 24 Hour mountain bike events (analyzing data).
Water Access and Public Health, Injury Rates at Athletic Events, Online Education, Behavioral Health