Faculty and Staff

Andrew Sussman, PhD, MCRP

Andrew Sussman, PhD, MCRP

Director, Behavioral Measurement & Population Sciences 

Andrew L. Sussman, PhD, MCRP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences Shared Resource at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.  He received both his Ph.D. (Cultural Anthropology) and M.C.R.P. (Community and Regional Planning) at the University of New Mexico.  He completed post-doctoral training in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  Dr. Sussman has designed and led numerous qualitative and mixed method research studies.  His research focuses on primary health care service delivery and patient-provider counseling dynamics among health disparity populations in New Mexico. He has conducted much of this work through RIOS Net, a primary care practice-based research network located in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for which he now serves as the Director. Through RIOS Net, he has developed and received institutional and extramural funding to conduct research in a range of topical areas including cancer prevention, substance use disorders, complementary and alternative medicine and obesity/diabetes prevention. Given this focus, he has extensive experience in participatory and community engaged approaches to research.  Dr. Sussman has several complementary roles in the UNM Cancer Center including serving as Project Director of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program and is also the NCORP Cancer Care Delivery Research Lead.  He has over 50 publications in these research areas and also teaches qualitative research design in the Master of Science in Biomedical Science Program.


Dolores Guest, PhD

Dolores Guest, PhD, RD

Associate Director, Behavioral Measurement & Population Sciences 

Dolores D. Guest, PhD, RD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventative Medicine (DOIM) and the Associate Director of the Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences Shared Resource at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). She received her Ph.D. (Nutritional Sciences, 2009) and completed her dietetic internship (Registered Dietitian, R.D., 2009) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She completed two additional years in post-doctoral training in the Department of Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at UIUC as well as at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Guest has designed and led several qualitative research studies in a number of areas including Parkinson’s disease, pain management, and women’s health and body composition. She has conducted this research with a variety of culturally and ethnically diverse groups, including Alaska Natives and Native Americans. Her research has focused on lifestyle influences in combination with genetic variability on disease development, recovery and subsequent quality of life. Given the diversity of her previous work, she brings a broad skill set to the Shared Resource, including grant and IRB application preparation, direct clinical and community engagement, study design and execution, and database development and management expertise. She is the project director for the Ventanilla de Salud program in partnership with the Mexican government at the Mexican Consulate of Albuquerque. She has been at the UNMCCC since 2014 where she has supported over a dozen cancer-focused population-based research studies through project management, pre-award and study design assistance, and regulatory support.

Joe Rodman

Joe Rodman

Science Research Manager, Behavioral Measurement & Population Sciences

Joe Rodman is the Science Research Manager with BMPS. Joe provides day-to-day management of BMPS personnel, projects, communication, planning, and budget considerations. He also directly supports a number of research studies for BMPS by providing project management, personnel oversight, qualitative analysis, recruitment development, survey instrument development, direct clinical and community collaboration, and regulatory support. Joe first came to UNM to work as a project manager for an NIH R01 grant with UNMCCC that focused on mitigating fatigue among prostate cancer survivors. Prior to his work at UNM and BMPS, Joe conducted social and behavioral science research for the US Army for three years. He also spent two years working in Afghanistan—one year conducting qualitative field research in support of the US Army and another year managing a number of community development and governance projects for USAID. Preceding this, Joe proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda in support of local health education and organizational development initiatives. He brings to BMPS significant management and research experience working with and for diverse teams, organizations, communities, and cultures. He is excited to support BMPS’s core mission of developing and implementing cancer-focused population science and patient-centered research with New Mexico’s vibrant communities. Joe earned a Master’s degree from Indiana University’s Department of Geography, where he focused on migration and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Tawny Wilson Boyce, MS, MPH

Tawny Boyce, MS, MPH

Biostatistician, Biostatistics Shared Resource

Tawny Boyce joined the Biostatistics Shared Resource early in 2015 and shares a portion of her time with Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences Shared Resource at UNMCCC.  In 2010, she earned a dual Master’s degree from Tufts University focusing on epidemiology, biostatistics and nutrition. She has prior experience as a quantitative epidemiologist/biostatistician at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.  She has experience with large population datasets used to illustrate health disparities in chronic conditions and health behaviors, including people with disabilities and older adults. Ms. Boyce also has knowledge of data management and analysis of longitudinal observational clinical data for use in publications and presentations for a wide range of audiences. She has used clinical, behavioral, and quality of life data to assess health outcomes and promote disease prevention across the lifespan. Services through BMPS include 1) Case report form design and development 2) Database design and development (i.e. REDCap) 3) Data management plans and standard operating procedures.

Yvonne S. Dailey

Research Scientist 1

Yvonne Dailey is a Research Scientist 1 with the Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences( BMPS) Shared Resource at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. She began working for the UNMCCC in 2015 as a graduate assistant and has assisted with motivational interviewing, patient recruitment and data collection, in both English and Spanish. During her time with BMPS she has provided study support to over six cancer control studies. As part of her role in BMPS, she also serves as a research technician for the Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory. Yvonne is responsible for processing blood samples from a highly infected donor population, as well as, preparation of all protocol-approved materials, which are reviewed on a monthly basis for quality site control. She completed her BS in Biology at New Mexico State University.

Reanna Sanchez

Reanna Sanchez

Community-based Research Specialist

Reanna Sanchez is a native New Mexican who received her MA in Psychology from Regis University in 2018. Her focus was on the socio-emotional impacts of creativity and art education in elementary-aged children. She has been working at UNM HSC since 2015 and during this time, Reanna worked as a Research Technician at Project ECHO in the Office of Program Evaluation with extensive training and exposure to 22 different clinical initiatives requiring assistance with survey design, implementation, data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis, including both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She joins BMPS most recently having worked as a Data Analyst in the Department of Internal Medicine, supporting numerous divisions including Cardiology, Pulmonary Critical Care, and Hospital Medicine, and the Mortality Review Committee in their goal of accumulating and summarizing internal data. In her current position as a Community-Based Research Specialist, Reanna provides support to Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences in a number of different capacities. Some of her responsibilities include filling the role of the Community Health Educator in New Mexico for colorectal cancer screening and advocacy, study support for multiple studies, and administrative support.

Rosa Deterding

Rosa Schulz Deterding, MPH

Data Analyst

Rosa Deterding is a Data Analyst with the Behavioral Measurement and Population Sciences Shared Resource at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). She earned her Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017, specializing in epidemiology and biostatistics. Rosa recently moved to Albuquerque from St. Louis, Missouri, where she worked in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSM). At WUSM, she served as the primary data manager and analyst for multiple clinical and behavioral research studies, in addition to assisting with study and survey design, and network analysis using GIS.  Rosa’s role at BMPS includes collaborations with the UNMCCC Clinical Research Office and conducting analyses to support studies conducted by BMPS.