Address: ABC1 Building, 425 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Professor and Director, Pipeline Admissions Programs and UME Addiction Medicine Education, and Co-Medical Director, HEAL Intensive Outpatient Program, Banner Women’s Institute
Dr. Manriquez is a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson alumna and currently directs the Pipeline Admissions and Pain and Addition Curriculum at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Dr. Manriquez continues clinical practice focusing on substance use disorders in pregnancy and parenting women. Her research and advocacy focus are aimed at investigating innovations in prenatal care models addressing preterm delivery rate, substance use disorders in pregnancy and care coordination.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Behavioral and Social Sciences Theme Director
Dr. Touch-Mercer is an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family, Community and Preventive Medicine. She is also the director of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Theme for the College of Medicine – Phoenix.
The theme aims to deepen students' empathy, insight and relationship skills; promote true respect for individuals' and families’ health beliefs, worldviews and diversity; help students understand and address barriers to healthy living and medical adherence; and broaden their thinking about social, familial and psychological factors that predict disease and sustain health.
Dr. Touch Mercer is a graduate of the Doctoral Counseling Psychology program at the University of Houston, and the Masters’ program in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee.