Faculty and Staff

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A.J. Agopian, PhD

Associate 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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David Aguilar, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9814
Room Number: RAS E431 (Houston)

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Heyreoun An Han, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9466
Room Number: RAS W1010 (Houston)

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Cesar Arias, MD

Professor & DuPontChair, CID Dir

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9000
Room Number: RAS E729 (Houston)

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Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD

Assoc Pr & Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (972) 546-2924
Room Number: 00V V8.112C (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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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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Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

Dean, Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9050
Room Number: RAS W114A (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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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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Michael Cannell, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (972) 546-2925

Research Interests:

  • Aging
  • disability
  • Injury and violence prevention
  • Predictive analytics
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Arch I. Carson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Occupational Health

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9465
Room Number: RAS W1020 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Occupational lung disease
  • industrial toxicology
  • international occupational health
  • occupational health surveillance systems
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Cynthia L. Chappell, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9026
Room Number: RAS W644 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Parasitology
  • gastrointestinal parasites
  • immune response to parasites
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Han Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9958
Room Number: RAS E517 (Houston)

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Audrey Choh, PhD

Ast Pr of Epidemiology NTR

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0600

Research Interests:

  • Obesity
  • Blood pressure
  • Growth and development
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Genetics
  • The influence of childhood
  • adulthood and lifetime adiposity and blood pressure history on cognition and cerebrovascular health in later life in the Fels Longitudinal Study
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Ru-Jye Chuang

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9383
Room Number: RAS E615 (Houston)

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Sadie Conway, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9262
Room Number: RAS E617 (Houston)

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Stefan Czerwinski, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0600

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology/ genetic epidemiology of growth and development
  • Aging
  • Chronic disease risk
  • Health disparities
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Stephen P. Daiger, PhD

TSMatney Prof MF Johnston DisChr in Environmental & Genetic Sciences

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9829
Room Number: RAS W522 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Human molecular genetics
  • human population genetics
  • medical genetics
  • human gene cloning
  • linkage mapping
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • macular degeneration
  • inherited retinal diseases in humans
  • mutation detection
  • retinal disease genes RP1 and IMPDH1.
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Charles Darkoh, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9368
Room Number: RAS E715 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • molecular basis of enteric infectious diseases
  • molecular epidemiology
  • diagnostics
  • drug discovery
  • vaccine development
  • host-pathogen interactions
  • metabolomics
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Rena Sue Day, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9317
Room Number: RAS E1027 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • nutrition
  • dietary assessment methodology
  • obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cancer
  • chronic disease
  • dietary interventions and health promotion
  • physical activity
  • Hispanic populations
  • children
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Paul de Vries, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9809
Room Number: RAS E429 (Houston)

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George P. Delclos, MD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9459
Room Number: RAS W1018 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Occupational hazards of healthcare workers
  • occupational and environmental respiratory disease
  • international aspects of occupational health
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David Douphrate, 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) 276-9005
Room Number: OTC 1124 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Cause and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • ergonomics
  • workplace safety
  • and occupational health and safety management
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Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9956
Room Number: RAS E631 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • health services and outcomes research
  • claims-based healthcare studies
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Herbert L. DuPont, MD

Mary W. Kelsey Chair in the Medical Sciences

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9366
Room Number: RAS E743 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Worldwide study of the epidemiology
  • microbiology
  • genetic susceptibility
  • treatment and prevention of acute diarrhea
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Robert John Emery, DrPH

Professor of Occupational Health & Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-8100
Room Number: RAS W1022 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Comprehensive approaches to health and safety
  • health and safety program outcome measures
  • health and safety for special populations
  • occupational radiation protection
  • hazardous waste management
  • emergency preparedness and response
  • training
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Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD

Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0635
Room Number: RAC S2.330C (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Virology
  • Lassa and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers
  • tuberculosis
  • human Papilloma virus
  • biocontainment
  • microbiology
  • molecular epidemiology
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Myriam Fornage, PhD

Professor, & The Laurence & Johanna Favrot Distinguished Professor in Cardiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-2463
Room Number: RAS E453 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology of brain aging
  • Stroke
  • gene expression
  • genomics
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Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2525
Room Number: UTA 6.350 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • epidemiology of physical activity and cardiovascular- and cancer- related health outcomes in women across the lifespan
  • physical activity and non-pharmacological lifestyle interventions for prevention or management of chronic disease
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