Faculty and Staff

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Lu Ann Aday, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9177
Room Number: RAS E321 (Houston)

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Robert Addy, PhD

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9758
Room Number: UCT 2659 (Houston)

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A.J. Agopian, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9815
Room Number: RAS E507 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Birth Defects
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Environmental and Occupational Exposures
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Abul Alamgir, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9012
Room Number: OTC 1121 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Workplace health and safety issues
  • epidemiology of injuries
  • program and economic evaluation
  • workplace surveillance system
  • socio-economic onsequences of injury and¬†disease
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Marlyn Allicock, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (214) 648-1080

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Dennis Andrulis, PhD

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2507
Room Number: UTA 6.306 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care
  • health care policy
  • health care reform and addressing the needs of culturally diverse and other vulnerable populations
  • integrating racially and ethnically diverse communities into public health emergency preparedness
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Ajit Appari, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Fleming Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9428
Room Number: RAS W310 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Economics of Health Information Technology
  • Organizational Impact of Health Information Technology
  • Quality of Care
  • Health Information Privacy and Security
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Economics of Health Care Delivery
  • Healthcare Market Structure
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Folefac D. Atem, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics

Research Interests:

  • Modeling longitudinal studies
  • Single and Multiple imputation
  • Clinical trial designs
  • Diagnostics testing
  • Regression diagnostic
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John S. Atkinson, DrPH

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9663
Room Number: UCT 2512 (Houston)

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Justin Bahl, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9356
Room Number: RAS E703 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Epidemiology
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Phylodynamics
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Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (214) 648-1343
Room Number: 00V V8.106C (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Doctor-patient interaction-related factors that contribute to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening and treatment and practice-level Factors that impact the quality of health care provided to primary care patients.¬†
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Hector Balcazar, PhD

Professor & Regional Dean, El Paso Regional Campus

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Institute for Health Policy
Phone Number: (915) 747-8507
Room Number: 096 410 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Latino health
  • Hispanic paradox
  • acculturation
  • family variables and health outcomes
  • development of culturally-competent Latino community outreach programs
  • use of lay health workers
  • health disparities and border health
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Frank Bandiera, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (214) 648-1080

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Mary Sarah Baraniuk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9512
Room Number: RAS E807 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Survival analysis
  • missing data
  • clinical trial methodology
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L. Kay Bartholomew, EdD

Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9786
Room Number: RAS W238 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Self-management of pediatric chronic disease
  • health education/promotion intervention
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Sara A. Barton, MS

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9812
Room Number: RAS E535 (Houston)

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Elizabeth G. Baumler, PhD

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9684
Room Number: UCT 2632 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • youth risk behavior
  • population health
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Charles E. Begley, PhD

Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Services Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9179
Room Number: RAS E317 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Economic evaluation of health policy and programs particularly regarding Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • state and local safety net
  • neurological diseases
  • and breast cancer
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Jennifer Below, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9846
Room Number: RAS E429 (Houston)

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Jose Betancourt, DrPH

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9022
Room Number: OTC 1116 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Tele-Behavioral Health
  • Surveillance of Behavioral Health Indicators
  • Military Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Health of Displaced Populations
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Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

Professor & Chair, Department of Epidemiology, & Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9816
Room Number: RAS E447 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Human genetics
  • bioinformatics
  • DNA variation
  • coronary heart disease
  • hypertension
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Sara J. Bowne, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9836
Room Number: RAS W520 (Houston)

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Benjamin S. Bradshaw, PhD

Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9006
Room Number: OTC 1122 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Demography
  • minority populations
  • U.S.-Mexico border health issues
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Ellen Breckenridge, PhD, JD

Scientific Communications Specialist & ALLHAT Publications Manager

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9079
Room Number: RAS W904D (Houston)

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Jan Bressler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9919
Room Number: RAS E503 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Disease control
  • aging
  • molecular genetics
  • genetic epidemiology
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Eric Brown, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9355
Room Number: RAS E719 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Immunology
  • infectious disease
  • mechanisms of immune evasion
  • vaccine development
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Louis Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (915) 747-8506
Room Number: 096 409 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Community coalitions
  • Self-help and mutual support
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Delinquency prevention
  • Parenting
  • Mental illness
  • Implementation science
  • Program engagement
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Henry S. Brown III, PhD

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2521
Room Number: UTA 6.348 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Effects of and demand for health insurance
  • immigrants and minority groups
  • economic evaluation of public health interventions
  • productivity costs of chronic illnesses
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Jason Burnett

Assistant Professor

Phone Number: (713) 500-9000
Room Number: UCT 2570A

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Michael Businelle, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (214) 648-1070
Room Number: 00V V8.300 (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Interventions targeting smoking and other substance use disorders
  • race/ethnic and socioeconomic influences on substance use cessation
  • modeling of psychosocial mediators of the relation between socioeconomic status and substance use cessation
  • decision making and risk taking in substance users
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