Tracie C. Collins

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Tracie Collins
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Central Oklahoma (BS)
University of Oklahoma (MD)
Harvard University (MPH)
Dartmouth College (MHCDS)
Academic work
Public health
InstitutionsUniversity of Oklahoma
Harvard Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Minnesota
University of Kansas
University of New Mexico
Secretary of Health of New Mexico
Assumed office
December 2020
GovernorMichelle Lujan Grisham
Preceded byKathy Kunkel

Tracie C. Collins is an American academic, physician, and government official serving as the Secretary of Health of New Mexico. Prior to her confirmation by the New Mexico Senate on February 19, 2021, Collins was the dean of the University of New Mexico College of Population Health.[1]


Collins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.[2][3]


Collins completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma and two fellowships at Harvard Medical School. Collins worked on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine before becoming an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School. From 2011 to 2019, Collins was a professor and department chair of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In 2019, she became dean of the University of New Mexico College of Population Health.[4] On November 11, 2020, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham selected Collins as the Secretary of Health of New Mexico.[5][6] She was confirmed by the New Mexico Senate on February 19, 2021.[7][8]


  1. ^ "State Senate Rules Committee Confirms Dr. Tracie Collins As NMDOH Cabinet Secretary". Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  2. ^ "Tracie Collins, MD, MPH, MHCDS". Dartmouth College. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  3. ^ Haederle, Michael (November 11, 2020). "Dr. Tracie Collins Named N.M. Health Secretary". Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  4. ^ "Tracie C. Collins, MD, MPH, MHCDS". Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  5. ^ Gerstein, Michael (11 November 2020). "Lujan Grisham appoints UNM dean as health secretary". Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  6. ^ "New Mexico appoints leader to health agency amid virus surge". AP NEWS. 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  7. ^ "Governor appoints decorated educator, researcher, clinical scientist and doctor as new state secretary of health | Office of the Governor - Michelle Lujan Grisham". 11 November 2020. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  8. ^ "Q & A: Health Secretary Designate Dr. Tracie C. Collins". Santa Fe Reporter. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 2021-02-20.