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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Blake Boursaw

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Curriculum Vitae


(505) 272-4465

Blake Boursaw is an instructor who teaches core statistics courses in the doctoral programs of the College of Nursing and is broadly interested in using mathematical tools in research related to health equity.

Trained in “pure” mathematical approaches at the University of Minnesota, he has worked at the College since 2012. During that time, he has consulted on an array of student and faculty research projects, and has published collaborative work in a variety of nursing and public health journals. He is currently a co-investigator on a large NIH-funded research grant focused on community based participatory research (CBPR). A life-long (intermittent) runner and outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys backpacking in the beauty of New Mexico. As an activist, he has worked for many years in support of various efforts in both his home LGBTQ communities and beyond, and, in 2015, contributed to a focused review of hate crime reporting practices here at the University of New Mexico.

Pronoun preferences: He/him/his and the singular “they” for general use.
Research interests: social networking analysis, spatial processes, health equity
Teaching interests: statistics, research practica, doctoral scholarly projects and dissertations

Favored quotes:
“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde
“Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.” – G.H. Hardy