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Verney, Steven Associate Professor


Steve Verney, PhD, is currently a Senior Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM for Hispanic and American Indians and a past fellow in the American Indian Alaska Native Program at the University of Colorado. He is a co-investigator on an NHLBI-funded project, the Strong Heart Stroke Study, investigating stroke in older American Indians, the population with the highest rate of stroke in US. He is also the Director for the Research Core of an NCMHD-funded New Mexico Center for the Advancement for Research and Engagement on Health Disparities (NM CARES HD; http://hsc.unm.edu/programs/nmcareshd/). Verney has also been a past recipient of the Outstanding Faculty of Color Award, awarded by the Project for Peer Mentoring Graduate Students of Color to faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service. His longer-term research goals are to continue to research areas of culture and cognitive functioning, and physical and mental health disparities.

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