Dr. Lisa Cacari-Stone
Lisa Cacari Stone, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.
Professor of Health and Social Policy, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Executive Director, Transdisciplinary Research, Equity & Engagement Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lisa Cacari Stone has dedicated over 30 years of leadership in promoting health, advancing health equity and oversight of on-the-ground program implementation that supports children, families, and diverse intersectional racial, ethnic, LGBTQ and rural communities. She has served the public as a licensed behavioral health provider, director for a comprehensive child welfare agency, director of senior services, executive director of a rural federally qualified mental health clinic, state medical director and federal women’s health liaison with the U.S. Department of Health/Human Services. Currently, she is the founding Director and Principle Investigator for a National Research Center of Excellence funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (Trans-disciplinary Research, Equity and Engagement Center) aimed at building team science in testing multi-level interventions to improve behavioral health with diverse tribal, border, rural/frontier and racial/ethnic communities in the US.