Faculty and Staff

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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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Mohammad Hossein Rahbar, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-7901
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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Beatrice J. Selwyn, ScD

Professor Emeritus

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9272
Room Number: RAS E607 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Perinatal and pediatric epidemiology
  • international health
  • health survey methodology
  • rapid epidemiologic assessment methods
  • studies of the future of public health
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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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