Dr. Jacob Vigil
Graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Psychology in 2001.
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a MA in Psychology in 2004.
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a PhD in Psychology, under the advisement of Dr. David C. Geary, in 2007.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Florida, 2007-2010.
Faculty Associate, Center for Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development, University of North Florida, 2007-2010.
Research Affiliate, New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2012 - present.
Faculty Affiliate, Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, University of New Mexico, 2011 - present.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2010 - present.
Director, Medical Cannabis Research Fund, University of New Mexico, 2016 - Present.
Dr. Sarah See Stith
Ph.D., University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2013
M.B.A., University of Texas – Austin, 2004
B.A., Tulane University – New Orleans, 1999
Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of New Mexico (2013 - present)
Senior Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy (2013 - present)
Affiliated Faculty with the Medical Cannabis Research Fund at the University of New Mexico (2016 – present)
Research Fellow with the Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019 – present)
Research and Teaching Interests:
Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, and Law and Economics
Dr. Xiaoxue Li
Ph.D., Syracuse University – Syracuse, New York, 2015
M.A., Syracuse University – Syracuse, New York, 2004
B.S., Wuhan University – Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2010
B.A., Wuhan University -- Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2010
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 August 2015 – present
Graduate Assistant, Department of Economics, Syracuse University, 110 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244, August 2010 – May 2015
Senior Fellow, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation for Health Policy, University of New Mexico, August 2015 – present
Professional Recognition and Honors:
Southwestern Society of Economists’ McGraw Hill Education Distinguished Paper Award for “Public Insurance and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation”, joint with Xuanhao He (2018)
Jegason Phosphorus Diviant
Graduated with Highest Honors from Central New Mexico Community College with an AAS in Environmental Safety and Health in 2010.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Biology and a BA in Anthropology in 2015.
Managed a New Mexico state-certified medical cannabis testing laboratory from 2017 - 2018, co-owned by Dr. Jacob Vigil and Dr. Anthony Reeve.
Ph.D. student concentrating on Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on medical cannabis research from 2018 - Present.
Areas of interest include medical cannabis, nutrition, toxicology, pharmacology, microbiology, and psychopathology.
Ph.D. student at the University of New Mexico and researcher at UNM's Medical Cannabis Research Fund (MCRF).
Founder of Decriminalize Nature Albuquerque, an advocacy group for access to entheogens.
Registered Dietician at VA medical center and community nutritionist for POC Yoga Group.
A highly decorated commissioned officer in the Army, and a combat medic with three Middle East tours.
Raised in Mexico City D.F. and Oregon, attending Huichol traditional ceremonies.
Senior @ UNM Department of Psychology
Concentrations in Substance Use Treatment & Sociology
Medical Cannabis Research Assistant & Administrative Collaborator
Graduated from Central New Mexico Community College
2017 Certified in Health Wellness and Public Safety.
2015 Associates in Health Science & Liberal Arts.
2014 Certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Areas of Interest include:
Biology, Pathophysiology, Pathopsychology, Psychopathology, Entheogenic Treatment Modalities & Holistic Therapy.
Sociological & Criminological Theory with focus on High Risk Populations.
Graduated Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2015 with a BS in Human Sciences, concentrate Addiction Disorders and Recovery Systems.
Graduated from Amarillo College in 2012 with an AAS in Interior Design with honors.
Areas of interest include: medical cannabis, developmental neuropsychology, neuropharmacology, psychopathology, abnormal psychology, and addiction disorders.
Graduated Deans List Purdue University – West Lafayette with a BS in General Biology and minors in Philosophy and Psychology in 2007.
Worked over a decade in early childhood development.
Child Care Services Director at the second largest YMCA in Indiana from 2012 – 2015.
Family Case Manager for the State of Indiana 2016-2017.
Prospective graduate student and voluntary consultant for the University of New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Research Fund.
Areas of interest include early childhood development, cannabis education and advocacy, entheogenic medicine, mycology and nutrition.