Faculty and Staff

R

Belinda M. Reininger, DrPH

Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0654
Room Number: RAC N1.102E (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Evaluation research
  • community based health promotion
  • health disparities
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Blanca I. Restrepo, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0634
Room Number: RAC S2.330B (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Dr. Restrepo conducts research in a community along the Texas-Mexico border. This population is predominantly Hispanic
  • has low socio-economic status
  • and a high diabetes prevalence. Here
  • Dr. Restrepo and her colleagues are evaluating the impact of diabetes on TB control by conducting epidemiological and basic science studies. The long-term goal is to identify strategies for prevention of TB among diabetes patients.
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