Faculty and Staff

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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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Kristina Mena, PhD

Associate Professor & Interim Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (915) 747-8514
Room Number: HSN 367 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Water quality
  • food safety
  • microbial risk assessment
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Kristina Mena, PhD

Associate Professor & Interim Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (915) 747-8514
Room Number: HSN 368K (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Water quality
  • food safety
  • microbial risk assessment
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Laura Mitchell, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9954
Room Number: RAS E547 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology
  • genetic association studies
  • family-based studies (e.g. case-parent triads)
  • environmental exposures (e.g. air pollution)
  • gene-environment interactions
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Alanna C. Morrison, PhD

Professor & Department Chair, EpidHuGenEnvScDrHumGenCtr

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9913
Room Number: RAS E447 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Elucidation of genes involved in complex diseases such as cardiovascular disease
  • hypertension and stroke. Identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms influencing inter-individual disease risk
  • linkage analyses and association studies
  • and development and application of novel statistical methods to evaluate genetic data
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