Leah Steimel Receives Jonathan Mann Award

Leah Steimel, director of the UNM Health Sciences Office of Community Affairs, was awarded the Jonathan Mann Award at the New Mexico Public Health Association and UNM National Health Disparities Joint Conference held on April 26-28. The Jonathan Mann Award is given in recognition of someone's lifetime commitment to public health and social justice issues.

Steimel came to UNM in 2006 as the first director of the UNM Health Sciences Office of Community Affairs. The office focuses on strengthening the collaboration between community and Health Sciences Center (HSC) partners to:

  • Build and sustain healthier communities across the state;
  • Promote access to services;
  • Enhance the capacity of HSC to be responsive and accountable to persons and communities with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds’;Maintain a special focus on uninsured and other vulnerable populations.
  • S teimel received a master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University with a concentration in international health and has been directly involved in community health promotion her entire professional career, serving in various capacities including advocacy and program management.
She has worked in community-based organizations throughout Latin America including Ecuador, Guatemala, Belize and the Dominican Republic, and in Southeast Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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