Christina Barden, RN, BSN

University of New Mexico
Center for Development and Disability
2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-272-2757
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: April 26, 2022


Specialty Resource Contacts: Medically Fragile
Discipline(s): Medicine-Pediatrics
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: RN-Case Management
Education: 1970-1972 Registered Nurse, Texas Christen University
1972-1974 BSN, University of New Mexico
Service: Membership in Professional Organizations:

Sigma Theta Tau-Honor Society of Nurses
UNM Health Sciences Center Case Management Consortium
Early Intervention Service Coordination Committee and Early Intervention subcommittee that developed a Self Study Tutorial for Service Coordinators statewide.
UNM Health Sciences Center, Bio Medical Ethics Committee
Childrens Advisory Task Force/Long Term Services Division/New Mexico Department of Health
Double Rainbow Project, Provider/Parent Advisory Committee
Cimarron Salud Consumer Advisory Board
Nursing in the Schools/MITS/Medical Assistance Division
New Mexico Association for Home Care
Ad-Hoc committees with the New Mexico Medical Assistance Division and the New Mexico Long Term Services Division to address and develop policy and procedure
Long Term Medicaid Managed Care Committee
Long Term Therapy Task Force


Working with families of children who are medically fragile using the principle of family centered care.  This includes collaboration and incorporation of families at different levels of the program-advisory, support, training and information.

Development of specific program parameters in order to keep up to date, and work more capably and efficiently with families and community providers.

Development of policies, procedures and procedural safeguards in order to provide best practice case management to a culturally diverse population.