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SPA Assistant Professor

K CartwrightDr. Kate Cartwright

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Emory University, GA
Office:  SSCO 3016  
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Cartwright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration and a Senior Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. Her research examines how structural factors and social determinants of health influence racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States. She has also done comparative health systems research. Dr. Cartwright volunteered with AmeriCorps as a legal advocate for immigrant youth in federal detention in El Paso, Texas. She has worked with immigrant communities in Pennsylvania and Georgia. She is a former Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow, where she spent a year in residence at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Cartwright received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University and an MA in English from Lehigh University.


In summer 2016, Professor Kate Cartwright co-led a study abroad program on Comparative Healthcare Systems in London, England, for Emory University with Emory Professor Emeritus John Boli. This course focused on issues and problems in health care delivery in Great Britain and the United States in addition to other countries. Emphasis was on the structure and outcomes of the US and UK health care systems, contrasting their evolution and current states, which included guest lectures from British professors and practitioners at University College London.