Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research

Upcoming Events



“Diet in The Border Region: Things Are Not So Sweet” 

Dr. Christopher Sroka

February 14th, 2019 CHSS Annex 202

Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics;
Department of Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business

Research conducted in collaboration with faculty from the Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Social Work, and Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


This FREE workshop will take place on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at New Mexico State University. The workshop, conducted by faculty of the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business is open to all NMSU students. The workshop is designed around the CDC WONDER database (, which includes birth, death, environmental and other US public health datasets. Students who attend the workshop will learn skills to query the WONDER database, formulate a research question, review the literature, perform a descriptive analysis, and present results. These skills will be especially helpful to those considering a research project or thesis as part of their program, or to students who want to better understand how to use available data to study border health. 

To apply, please complete the following form by selecting the link below.. We will confirm your registration and space in the workshop by Friday, March 1st. Thank you!

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 Welcome to SWIHDR

The Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research (SWIHDR) is committed to research, training and outreach activities that promote health and reduce disparities in the US-Mexico border region. Morbidity and mortality from communicable and non-communicable diseases, injuries and other conditions take an unfair toll on US and Mexican communities along the border and knowledge of how to address these disparities is lacking.  Using a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to health disparities, working with partners on both sides of the border, and capitalizing on NMSU deep community connections and research strengths.  SWIHDR is increasing our understanding of health disparities and the inequities that drive them.