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College of Nursing

MSC09 5350
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 1-800-690-0934

Shana Judge

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Assistant Professor


(505) 272-3469

Dr. Shana Judge is a public policy researcher whose work focuses on using quantitative methods to analyze relationships between government policies and the health and well-being of women, children, and vulnerable subpopulations. She has served as principal investigator for grant-funded research examining the impact of state abortion restrictions on abortion timing and associated health outcomes, particularly among minors. She has also served as principal investigator for grant-funded projects analyzing factors associated with sex trafficking cases in the United States and related outcomes, including links among prostitution, sex trafficking, and a variety of legal, social, and public health issues.

Before coming to the University of New Mexico, Dr. Judge served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. Prior to beginning doctoral studies in public policy, she worked as an attorney for the Texas state legislature. Her previous law and policy experience also includes work as an AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteer with Legal Aid in San Antonio and clerkships with the New Mexico Supreme Court and the American Bar Association’s Public Services Division. In addition, Dr. Judge has worked as a reporter in Washington, DC, covering the federal government.

A native New Mexican, Dr. Judge received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, a Master of Arts degree in political science from the Catholic University of America, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.