The University of New Mexico's College of Population Health hosts the annual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture at the Domenici Center East Auditorium on Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The lecture, titled “Social Determinants of Mental Health: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go,” will focus on strategies to collect, evaluate and analyze social determinants among Latinx populations.

Magarita Alegría
Dr. Magarita Alegría

Guest speaker, Dr. Magarita Alegría, will discuss the impacts of mental health within the Latinx community.

Alegría is currently the PI of four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research studies: The International Latino Research Partnership; Effects of Social Context, Culture and Minority Status on Depression and Anxiety; Building Community Capacity for Disability Prevention for Minority Elders; and Mechanisms Underlying Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Disorders. She is also the PI of a Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) project: Effectiveness of DECIDE in Patient-Provider Communication, Therapeutic Alliance & Care Communication.

Alegría has published over 200 papers, editorials, intervention training manuals and several book chapters on topics such as improvement of health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations and ways to bring the community’s perspective into the design and implementation of health services.

The lecture is located at the Domenici Center East Auditorium on 1001 Stanford SE.

For more information, contact Melissa Gallegos at 505-272-4979 or email her at