Southwest Institute for Health Disparities Research (SWIHDR

Congratulations to Upasana Chalise, 

2018 MPH Graduate!

Her thesis, “Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Patterns Among Pregnant Women in New Mexico”, has been published in Hispanic Health Care International!

DOI: 10.1177/1540415319896254

To view her previous SWIHDR presentations, click here 


 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’s deep community connections and research strengths, SWIHDR is increasing our understanding of health disparities and the inequities that drive them.