Faculty and Staff

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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: (214) 648-1343
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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Frank Bandiera, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (214) 648-1080
Room Number: 00V V8.106E (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco control
  • mental health
  • substance abuse
  • health disparities
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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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Cici Bauer

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics

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Elizabeth G. Baumler, PhD

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9684
Room Number: UCT 2632 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • youth risk behavior
  • population health
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Charles E. Begley, PhD

Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9179
Room Number: RAS E317 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Economic evaluation of health policy and programs particularly regarding Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • state and local safety net
  • neurological diseases
  • and breast cancer
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Tajudaullah Bhaloo

Assistant Professor of Management, Policy and Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9157
Room Number: RAS W324 (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) 500-9058
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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Ellen Breckenridge, PhD, JD

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9430
Room Number: RAS E327 (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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Louis Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (915) 747-8506
Room Number: 255 486 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Community coalitions
  • Self-help and mutual support
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Delinquency prevention
  • Parenting
  • Mental illness
  • Implementation science
  • Program engagement
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Henry S. Brown III, PhD

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2521
Room Number: UTA 6.348 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Effects of and demand for health insurance
  • immigrants and minority groups
  • economic evaluation of public health interventions
  • productivity costs of chronic illnesses
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Courtney Erin Byrd-Williams, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2508
Room Number: UTA 6.338 (Austin)

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