Deborah R. McFarlane

Professor of Political Science


Dr. Deborah R. McFarlane is a Professor and Regents Lecturer at the University of New Mexico. She holds a doctorate in public health (DrPH, Health Policy and Management) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, an MPA (Public Administration and Policy) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and an MPH (Population and Reproductive Health) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She graduated summa cum laude from Michigan State University with a major in Sociology (Demography), where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She has also held faculty appointments at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.