Faculty and Staff

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Kim Waller, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9155
Room Number: RAS E643 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Preventable risk factors for birth defects
  • low birth weight
  • fetal death
  • birth defects
  • screening programs
  • association of serum biomarkers (measured early in pregnancy) and pregnancy outcome.
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Lawrence W. Whitehead, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9458
Room Number: RAS W1016 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Exposure assessment
  • occupational epidemiology
  • environmental health
  • industrial noise
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Kristina Walker Whitworth, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9018
Room Number: OTC 1117 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Health Effects Related to Environmental Exposures
  • Reproductive Health
  • Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Biomarkers of Environmental Exposure
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Anna Wilkinson, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2528
Room Number: UTA 6.332 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Primary prevention of smoking and obesity
  • promotion of physical activity
  • relative role that social factors (acculturation
  • psychosocial resources
  • and built environment) and genetic factors play in shaping the behaviors
  • gene-environment interactions.
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