Randee C. Greenwald


Assistant Professor

HSS 223

Dr. Greenwald has been interested in community and population health since the beginning of her nursing career. Inspired by her Peace Corps Service as a Community Development Volunteer in Cameroon, she pursued a nursing degree and worked in various community and public health roles before attaining further education as a nurse practitioner. She then spent several years working in corrections and volunteering her services at a free clinic, and working in student health before returning to public health. Wishing to share her love for vulnerable populations, she came to New Mexico State University in 2014 and has been teaching didactic and clinical courses focusing in this area to both undergraduate and graduate students.


PhD, Nursing, New Mexico State University
Post-Master’s Certificate, FNP, University of New Mexico
MSN, Nursing, Pace University
BA, American Institutions, University of Wisconsin

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s Excellence in Service Award- CHSS (2019)- for service to asylum seekers
  • Outstanding Teacher- New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (2017) - for community mapping
  • Journal Peer-Reviewer – Public Health Nursing (2021- present)
  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE)- Archive Committee

Clinical Focus

  • Population and Community Health

Research Interests

  • Vulnerable populations: incarcerated women, border groups, people living in poverty
  • Interprofessional Education

Selected Publications

  • Greenwald, R., Keele, R., Huttlinger, K. (2021). Contraception Among Women on Probation and Parole on the United States-Mexico Border. Public Health Nursing, 38(3), 374- 381. https://doi.org/10.1111/phn.12867
  • Greenwald, R., & Breda, K. (2020). Community Response to Asylum-Seekers: Anthropology and Rights at the New Mexican Border (New Mexico Day Roundtable) [Abstract], Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 7, 1. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333393620925792