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Chief Medical Officer, State
New Mexico Public Health Department

Chief Medical Officer
New Mexico Department of Health

New Mexico Department of Health

Regional Health Officer
New Mexico Department of Health

Chief Medical Officer
State of New Mexico

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of New Mexico , Albuquerque

Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health

Chief Medical Officer
NM Department of Health

District Health Officer
NM Department of Health

State Bar of New Mexico



Bachelor's of Science degree
Evangel University

Master's degree
Counseling Education & Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University

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Leadership Santa Fe Guest Speakers 2008

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Dr. Karen Armitage | Chief Medical Officer, State of the New Mexico Public Health Department.

KAREN ARMITAGE, MD, FAAP is a Pediatrician and public health physician who has worked in New Mexico for 30 years, in Santa Fe for 25 years; is the Chief Medical Officer for the New Mexico Department of Health and the Medical advisor to the secretary of the department •Medical spokesperson for the department •Medically directs the quality of care delivered in department programs and services •Oversees the scientific laboratory and emergency response divisions of the dept.
Karen received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Evangel University with a double minor in Social Sciences and Diagnostic Psychology. After graduation, Ms. Šneiders traveled to Taiwan where she lived and worked with students while learning the Chinese (Mandarin) language for four (4) years. Her three sons were born in Taiwan. Ms. Šneiders received her Master's degree from Western Michigan University in Counseling Education & Counseling Psychology.
Karen was involved in the lobbying effort and has been witness to the positive outcome of implementing the K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Program throughout school districts. No longer are the Counselors viewed as "Ancillary" but "Essential and Integral" for the success of all students. Ms. Šneiders holds a license as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) as well as her license as a registered Social Work Technician. She is a trained/certified Trauma Loss Consultant and utilizes her skills daily.

RWJ Health Policy Fellowships Program: Profiles

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Karen Armitage, MD

Karen Armitage, MD
Karen Armitage, MD
Karen Armitage is a pediatrician and public health physician. As an associate clinical professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, she directs "Vision 2020," a statewide health improvement initiative. Armitage is founding and co-attending physician for a required rotation engaging family medicine residents in the state legislative process and training residents in essential public health roles. She developed and leads an interprofessional seminar to introduce senior medical and pharmacy students to basic law for health professionals, and teaches public health and health policy to medical students.
Previously, Armitage was chief medical officer for the New Mexico Department of Health. Earlier, as a regional health officer, she managed outbreaks and emerging infections, and provided community health planning, assessment, and direct clinical services. Following 9/11, she was trained at the U.S. Department of Defense in risk communication and message mapping, and then trained health department staff and community partners statewide.
Armitage is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the legislative subcommittee of the New Mexico Pediatric Society. She is a Rotary Club Paul Harris fellow and was a National Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar from 2004 to 2005.
Armitage graduated with honors with a BA in biology and then earned an MD from the University of California, San Diego. She completed a pediatric residency and a postdoctoral fellowship in child health promotion at the University of New Mexico.

Karen Armitage is a ...

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Karen Armitage is a pediatrician and chief medical officer at the New Mexico Department of Health.

Karen Armitage, M.D., ...

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Karen Armitage, M.D., associate clinical professor, department of family and community medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

To keep the pipeline flowing, educators ...

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To keep the pipeline flowing, educators and health care groups are looking at a group of young recruits they hope will enter the work force, said Karen Armitage, chief medical officer at the Department of Health.

"The health care work force of tomorrow is, right now, in the fourth grade," she said.
Nursing care is too important, Armitage said.
"Nurses are the spinal core of the health care industry," Armitage said.

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