Faculty and Staff

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John R. Herbold, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (210) 276-9009
Room Number: OTC 1114 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • environmental health
  • infectious disease
  • animal-human issues
  • military medicine.
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Katelyn Jetelina

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (214) 648-0740
Room Number: 00V V8.106C (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Violence and injury epidemiology
  • Bullying victimization and perpetration prevention
  • Law enforcement occupational health and safety
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George R. Kerr, MD

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: (713) 500-9276

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David S. Lopez, DrPH

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9245
Room Number: RAS E629 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer-related racial/ethnic and health disparities
  • genetics of prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Roberta Ness, MD, MPH

Professor & James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9052
Room Number: RAS E1015 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Women's health
  • epidemiology of ovarian cancer
  • preeclampsia
  • and pelvic inflammatory disease
  • adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes
  • links between reproductive history and cardiovascular disease
  • bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
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Milton Z. Nichaman, ScD

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: (713) 500-9344

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Mohammad Hossein Rahbar, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9166
Room Number: RAS E627 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Statistical and Study Design Issues in Epidemiology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Global Health
  • Environmental Health with a focus on Toxic and Heavy Metals
  • Gene-Environment Interactions in relation to Autism
  • Medical Informatics
  • Analytic Issues in Multicenter Studies
  • Data Mining
  • Sequential Procedures
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • Survival Analysis
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Janelle Rios, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9477
Room Number: RAS W224 (Houston)

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Roberto Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (915) 747-8500
Room Number: HSN 367 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Molecular mechanisms of viral inactivation during water treatment
  • Fate of viruses in the environment
  • Environmental link: enteric viruses and chronic diseases
  • Ecology of enteric pathogens
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Pauline Rosenau, PhD

Professor Emerita

Management, Policy & Community Health

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Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Room Number: RAS E903A (Houston)

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Kim Waller, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9155
Room Number: RAS E643 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Preventable risk factors for birth defects
  • low birth weight
  • fetal death
  • birth defects
  • screening programs
  • association of serum biomarkers (measured early in pregnancy) and pregnancy outcome.
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