Isabel Latz

College Assistant Professor & Field Experience Coordinator, New Mexico State University
Chapter Member: New Mexico SSN
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About Isabel

Latz's research focuses on effects of laws and policies on social determinants of health, specifically for marginalized groups. Overarching themes in Latz's writing include immigration policy, gender equality, and rights for LGBTQ people. Latz serves as Field Experience Coordinator, placing public health students with research teams, community-based/non profit organizations, and clinics for public health internships as part of their BPH and MPH degrees. Latz continues to write policy briefs, Op-Eds, journal articles, and serves as public health consultant in the areas of policy development, grant writing, and scientific literature reviews.

In the News

"Outrageous Treatment of Migrants Calls for Reform," Isabel Latz, Opinion, Las Cruces Sun News, October 3, 2021.


"The HPP Podcast: People, Places, Possibilities—Living & Reimagining Beyond the Page" (with Holy J. Mata, Arden Castle, Chloe Johnson, Justine Karla Castro, and Kathleen M. Roe). Health Promotion Practice 23, no. 6 (2022): 897-901.

Shares the value of the HPP Podcast for public health professionals, professors, and students.

"Provider Perceptions of the Effects of Current U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policies on Service Utilization in a Border Community" (with Josiah M. Heyman and Mark W Lusk). Social Development Issues 4, no. 1 (2019): 49-63.

Outlines perceptions about effects of immigration enforcement policies under the Trump administration on service utilization from twenty service providers in health care, mental health, legal affairs, and immigrant advocacy in El Paso, Texas.