Laura Banks, MPH, DVM

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education, Center for Disaster Medicine

Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology (1986) from New Mexico State University

Graduate: Master of Public Health from University of New Mexico (2004) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University (1990)


Dr. Banks was born in Albuquerque, but spent 10 years in Colorado before returning to New Mexico. She has one son, who is a UNM student. She loves working with the terrific staff and faculty of CDM and CIPRE.

Teaching Interests

  • Public Health
  • Emergency Management

Research Interests

  • Injury Prevention
  • Emergency Management

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Center for Disaster Medicine
  • Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education