Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Associate Professor, Public Health

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Dr. Rebecca Palacios is a Health Psychologist and Associate Professor of Public Health.  Dr. Palacios has 20 years of experience conducting public health research along the U.S./Mexico border.  Her work in the past eight years has primarily focused on developing culturally relevant cancer education to address cancer health disparities in the border Hispanic population.  As the Outreach Core Lead for the NMSU-FHCRC U54 Partnership over the past six years, her team has provided cancer and screening education to over 20,000 residents and facilitated free screening opportunities to hundreds.  Most recently, her research has assessed the needs and communication patterns of Hispanic mothers diagnosed with cancer and their school-age children.

Specialty Topics/Focus: 

  • Culturally relevant cancer education

Countries/Areas of Expertise:

  • U.S. - Mexico Border

Contact Information:

Phone: 575-646-4309