Faculty and Staff

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Lara Staub Savas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9638
Room Number: UCT 2520 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • social epidemiology
  • health disparities (race/ethnicity
  • gender and socioeconomic)
  • cancer prevention and control for cervical
  • breast and colorectal cancers
  • the community health worker /promotora model in community-based cancer prevention research
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Vanessa Schick, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9398
Room Number: RAS E917 (Houston)

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Lynn Schroth, DrPH

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: (713) 500-9198
Room Number: RAS W340 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Healthcare Management and Strategic Planning
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William J. Schull, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9806

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Shreela V. Sharma, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9344
Room Number: RAS E603 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral epidemiology with a focus on nutrition and physical activity
  • obesity prevention with an emphasis on early childhood especially in low-income
  • minority populations
  • obesity prevention in India.
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Laura Aubree Shay

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (210) 276-9047
Room Number: OTC 1108 (San Antonio)

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Ross Shegog, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9677
Room Number: UCT 2668 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Application of instructional and/or decision-support technology in health promotion and disease prevention including pediatric asthma management
  • prevention and cessation of adolescent and young adult tobacco use
  • prevention of HIV
  • STD
  • and pregnancy in middle school children
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Lara M. Simpson, PhD

Faculty Associate

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9503
Room Number: RAS W938 (Houston)

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Mary Ann Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, & Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9236
Room Number: RAS W214 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of nephrotoxicity
  • in-vitro toxicology
  • environmental justice
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Jeffrey P. Spike, PhD

Professor, NTR

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9197
Room Number: RAS E329 (Houston)

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Andrew E. Springer, DrPH

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2523
Room Number: UTA 6.344 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent health promotion
  • physical activity
  • childhood obesity prevention
  • socio-ecological influences of health behavior
  • epidemiology of child and adolescent health behaviors in Latin America
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Kymberle Landrum Sterling

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9610

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Paula Stigler Granados, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (210) 276-9024
Room Number: OTC 1109 (San Antonio)

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Wei-Chung Su, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9251
Room Number: RAS W634 (Houston)

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Lori S. Sullivan, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9819
Room Number: RAS W524 (Houston)

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Paul R. Swank, PhD

Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9660
Room Number: UCT 2530 (Houston)

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Michael Swartz, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9570
Room Number: RAS E815 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Bayesian Statistical methods with applications in Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • and Behavioral Science
  • Model Averaging and Variable selection Methods
  • Disease Risk Modeling
  • Simulation Studies to evaluate Epidemiologic Methods
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J. Michael Swint, PhD

George McMillan Fleming Professor in Health Administration

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9158
Room Number: RAS E933 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Economic evaluation of public health and health care interventions and health care policy alternatives
  • comparative healthcare systems
  • health care system reform
  • health and economic development
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Elaine Symanski, PhD

Professor & Chair, Southwest Center for Occupational & Environmental Health

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9238
Room Number: RAS W1030 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Development of quantitative methods for modeling occupational and environmental exposures
  • retrospective exposure assessment for workplace contaminants
  • investigation of health effects related to occupational and environmental exposures
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