Faculty and Staff

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Christine Markham, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9646
Room Number: UCT 2622 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent and child health
  • including HIV
  • STD and pregnancy prevention
  • substance use prevention
  • chronic disease management
  • influence of parental factors
  • qualitative research
  • outcome and process evaluation
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Dritana Marko, MD, MSc

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (210) 276-9041
Room Number: OTC 1111 (San Antonio)

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Alfred L. McAlister, PhD

Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2520
Room Number: UTA 6.342 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco policy
  • violence prevention
  • peace and conflict
  • health disparities
  • advocacy and mass communication
  • international health
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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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Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9633
Room Number: UCT 2572 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • STDs
  • HIV/AIDS
  • substance abuse
  • women’s health
  • violence
  • underserved populations
  • health disparities
  • qualitative research
  • global health studies
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Laura McKieran, DrPH

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (210) 276-9007
Room Number: OTC 1113 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • "Business intelligence" for community improvement
  • data visualization and GIS
  • linking administrative data across service systems
  • small-area and hyperlocal data
  • community needs and assets 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 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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Hongyu Miao, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9587
Room Number: RAS W848 (Houston)

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Osama I. Mikhail, PhD

Professor, NTR

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9175

Research Interests:

  • Hospital industry structure
  • strategic planning
  • health care finance
  • technology 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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Laura Moore, M.Ed, RD, LD

Dietetic Specialist

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9347
Room Number: RAS E1033 (Houston)

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Robert Morgan, PhD

Professor & Chair, Management, Policy, & Community Hlth

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9187
Room Number: RAS E923 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Measurement in health services research
  • system policies and patient factors affecting access to care
  • interactions among health care systems
  • patient knowledge about health care
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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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Lemuel A. Moye III, MD, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9518
Room Number: RAS E1009 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Bayes methods
  • continuous time stochastic processes
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Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH

Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9658
Room Number: UCT 2522 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Health promotion for disadvantaged or incarcerated women
  • transtheoretical model of behavior change
  • contraception and STD/HIV risk reduction
  • informed decision making for cancer and other screening tests
  • patient education
  • evaluation methods
  • systematic review and meta-analysis
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