Faculty and Staff

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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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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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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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Rose Gowen, MD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (956) 882-5165

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Miryoung Lee, MS

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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

Research Interests:

  • Telomere genetics
  • Epigenetic modifications in cardiometabolic disorders
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Joseph B. McCormick, MD

James H. Steele, DVM Professor & Regional Dean, Brownsville Regional Campus

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0605
Room Number: RAC S1.334 (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Infectious Diseases (particularly viral such as Ebola
  • Lassa fever: HIV/AIDS)
  • Health issues in international settings
  • vaccines
  • epidemiology and bioterrorism.
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Blanca I. Restrepo, PhD

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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