Faculty and Staff

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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) 500-9166
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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Blanca I. Restrepo, Ph.D

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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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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Roberto Rodriguez, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (915) 747-8500
Room Number: 255 329 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Molecular mechanisms of viral inactivation during water treatment
  • Fate of viruses in the environment
  • Environmental link: enteric viruses and chronic diseases
  • Ecology of enteric pathogens
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