Dr. Lisa Cacari-Stone

Professor of Health and Social Policy, College of Population Health, University of New Mexico Health

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
LCacari-Stone@salud.unm.edu

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.