Faculty

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D. Michael Hallman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: 713-500-9893
Room Number: RAS E431

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology of chronic disease
  • especially atherosclerotic disease and diabetes
  • genetic analysis of longitudinal data.
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Inkyu Han, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: 713-500-9260
Room Number: RAS W642

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Craig L. Hanis, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: 713-500-9807
Room Number: RAS E423

Research Interests:

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • genetics of type 2 diabetes and its complications
  • genomic approaches to identifying genes for common diseases.
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Robert J. Hardy, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Division: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: 713-500-9524
Room Number: RAS W936

Research Interests:

  • Biometrical methods
  • statistical epidemiology
  • clinical trials
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Andrew Henderson, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Unaffiliated
Phone Number: 713-500-9216
Room Number: RAS W634

Research Interests:

  • sustainability
  • life cycle assessment
  • impact modeling
  • agriculture
  • green buildings and vegetated roofs
  • transportation and commuting
  • drinking water and wastewater treatment
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John R. Herbold, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Unaffiliated
Phone Number: 210-276-9009
Room Number: OTC 1114

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology
  • environmental health
  • infectious disease
  • animal-human issues
  • military medicine.
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Belinda Flores Hernandez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Division: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: 210-276-9021
Room Number: OTC 1112

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Linda Highfield, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Division: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Unaffiliated
Phone Number: 713-500-9389
Room Number: RAS E913

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James E. Hixson, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: 713-500-9834
Room Number: RAS W422

Research Interests:

  • Molecular genetics of common diseases including cardiovascular disease
  • obesity
  • and diabetes
  • SNP discovery and analysis in population-based studies of common diseases
  • allelic effects on gene expression and protein function related to common diseases and measured risk factors.
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Deanna M. Hoelscher, PhD

John P. McGovern Professor in Health Promotion & Director, Dell Center for Healthy Living

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Division: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: 512-391-2510
Room Number: UTA 6.310

Research Interests:

  • Design
  • implementation and evaluation of nutrition and physical activity programs for children
  • school foodservice personnel
  • and minority populations
  • prevention of chronic diseases
  • evaluation of legislative policies
  • development and evaluation of dietary and physical activity assessment methods
  • epidemiologic studies of child nutrition
  • physical activity and behavioral risk factors
  • diet-gene interactions
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Alfonso H. Holguin, MD

Professor Emeritus

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: 210-562-5513

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Nuria Homedes, MD, DrPH

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Division: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Unaffiliated
Phone Number: 915-747-8508
Room Number: 096 408

Research Interests:

  • Health sector reform
  • pharmaceuticals policies
  • border health issues
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Lu-Yu Hwang, MD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Division: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: 713-500-9382
Room Number: RAS E717

Research Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • infectious disease
  • perinatal transmission
  • viral epidemiology
  • cancer epidemiology
  • hepatitis virus/liver cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HTLV/leukemia
  • EBV/nasopharyngeal cancer
  • viral oncology.
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