Dr. Martha Loustaunau


Professor Emeritus

Medical Sociology, Medical Ethics, Aging and Society

Image of ...   Office: Science Hall   Telephone: (575) 646-3821   E-mail: mloustau@nmsu.edu


BS (1960) and BA (1966) – University of Illinois , Champaign-Urbana Illinois

PhD. (1973) – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

Current Projects:

I am currently working on a book called “Doctors and Other People:The Mystique of Healers and Healing”. I am also completing a CD-ROM on Social Problems. I am also working on a 2nd edition of “The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine”, one of my published text books.

Recent Publications:

  • Three CD-ROMs for National Social Science Association Press: Aging in Society
  • Introduction to Multicultural Health Care; and Introduction to Medical and Health Care Ethics

I also have two text books from Greenwood Publishing Group:

  • “The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine” with Dr. Elisa J. Sobo, (1997)
  • “Life, Death, and In-Between on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Asi es la vida” (1999) with Mary Sanchez-Bane.

Dr. Loustaunau is also an active member in the  National Social Science Association.