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Sometimes, despite our best intentions, researchers aren’t aware of the needs and wants of the patients who volunteer to let us study their lives. And many of those people might feel too intimidated by the alphabet soup of degrees that follow their doctors’ names to speak up when they have a concern.

In New Mexico, this problem is more complicated. New Mexico is a large state when measured in miles but a very small one when it comes to the research community. Often, clinicians and researchers at the University of New Mexico are the only ones in the state with deep expertise in certain health issues. Patients and their families can be hesitant to question suggestions for care because they’re scared of alienating their physician.

We want to change this dynamic and improve patients’ health and experience. Our goal is to improve brain and behavioral health for all New Mexicans through research better informed by, and more responsive to, their needs.

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