Dr. Gabriel Sanchez is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, and Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. He is Director of Research for Latino Decisions. Sanchez received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Arizona. His research explores the relationship between racial/ethnic identity and political engagement, Latino health policy, and minority legislative behavior.
His work has been published a wide range of journals including Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, Political Science and Politics, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, American Politics Research, and other peer reviewed outlets. Professor Sanchez is also a co-author of, Hispanics and the U.S. Political System, one of the most popular Latino Politics textbooks in colleges today.
Sanchez has been the principal or co-principal investigator on several large-scale surveys, including the Latino Decisions National Poll on Health Care Reform (2009), and the Collaborative Multi-racial Post-election Study (2008). A leading expert on Latino and New Mexico politics, he has provided political commentary to several state, national, and international media outlets.