Dr. Joe Tomaka

Professor, Public Health
Graduate Program Coordinator
Director of Crimson Research

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Dr. Joe Tomaka is Professor of Public Health, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Director of Crimson Research. Dr. Tomaka has been PI or Co-I on over 25 extramurally-funded projects and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications in a variety of journals. He has received over $5.5M in project funding across his career and $2.5M as director of Crimson Research. Project funding has come from numerous sources including government agencies (NIH, SAMHSA), private foundations (Paso Del Norte Health Foundation), and community agencies (Dona Ana County Department of Health and Human Services). His research interests include challenge appraisal and self-esteem as predictors of health and well-being.

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  • Challenge appraisal and self-esteem as predictors of health and well-being

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Phone: 575-646-3525