Lisa Cacari Stone

    Associate Professor, Health and Social Policy, Family and Community Medicine

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Lisa Cacari Stone, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy with the Public Health Program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Senior Fellow with the RWJF Center for Health Policy. She has also served as Director of the Community Engagement Core of the Disparities Research Center, the Expert Research Panel of the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, and a fellow with Kaiser Permanente Chris Burch Minority Leadership Program. Her research interests span the range of social determinants of population health, from the macro-level determinants of health and access to health care (e.g. migration, immigration policy, political ideologies), to the community level (e.g. social and contextual influences of substance use for immigrant women), to the individual level (e.g. psychosocial risks factors for hypertension management among Latinos). Her studies along the U.S.-Mexico border have involved multi-disciplinary collaborations with community and academic partners to develop and evaluate evidence-based interventions and policies that promote health equity. Her past projects include: an evaluation of the contribution of community health workers in primary care settings for medically underserved Latino rural border residents diagnosed with hypertension; a bi-national comparison of Mexican women’s perceptions on access to health care in two colonias in the Paso del Norte region; a study of county-state policy responses to health and welfare eligibility and benefits immigrants in the U.S.; and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to health care for vulnerable children and families in New Mexico. 

Research Areas

  • Health Care Access
  • Social determinants of health
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Multidisciplinary approaches
  • Focus on Mexico-New Mexico border and medically underserved hispanic and immigrant communities

Country Specialization(s)

  • United States
  • Mexico