Faculty and Staff

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Han Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9958
Room Number: RAS E517 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Big Data/Data Science|Biostatistics|Epidemiology|Genetics and -omics
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Audrey Choh, PhD

Ast Pr of Epidemiology NTR

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0600
Room Number: RAC N1.102C (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Obesity
  • Blood pressure
  • Growth and development
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Genetics
  • The influence of childhood
  • adulthood and lifetime adiposity and blood pressure history on cognition and cerebrovascular health in later life in the Fels Longitudinal Study
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Ru-Jye Chuang, DrPH

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9383
Room Number: RAS E615 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Physical Activity and Nutrition|Program Evaluation|Maternal and Child Health|Social Determinants of Health|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences
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Zeynep Coban Akdemir

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (512) 391-2536
Room Number: RAS E419 (Houston)

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Paula Cuccaro, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

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Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9684
Room Number: UCT 2632 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Health|Cancer|Maternal and Child Health|Behavioral/Mental Health|Social Determinants of Health
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Stefan Czerwinski, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0600
Room Number: RAC N1.102A (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology/ genetic epidemiology of growth and development
  • Aging
  • Chronic disease risk
  • Health disparities
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Stephen P. Daiger, PhD

TSMatney Prof MF Johnston DisChr in Environmental & Genetic Sciences

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9829
Room Number: RAS W522 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetics and -omics|Epidemiology
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Charles Darkoh, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9368
Room Number: RAS E715 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Infectious Disease|Global Health|Epidemiology
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Barry R. Davis, MD, PhD

Prof & Dir, CCCT & Guy S. Parcel Chair in Pub Hlth

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9515
Room Number: RAS W916 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Clinical Trials|Biostatistics|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology
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R. Sue Day, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9317
Room Number: RAS E1027 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology|Physical Activity and Nutrition|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Environmental and Occupational Health|Cancer|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Adolescent Health|Injury and Violence|Behavioral/Mental Health|Border Health|Global Health
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Paul de Vries, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9809
Room Number: RAS E429 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetics and -omics|Epidemiology|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases
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George P. Delclos, MD

Professor, Key Endowed Chair

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 486-5189
Room Number: RAS W1018 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health|Epidemiology|Global Health|Social Determinants of Health|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases
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Stacia DeSantis, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9582
Room Number: RAS W920 (Houston)

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Ashish Deshmukh, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

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Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9180
Room Number: RAS E329 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer|Health Economics|Health Services/Outcomes Research|Epidemiology|Infectious Disease|Big Data/Data Science
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David Douphrate, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9005
Room Number: OTC 1124 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Cause and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • ergonomics
  • workplace safety
  • and occupational health and safety management
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Xianglin L. Du, MD, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9956
Room Number: RAS E631 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology|Health Services/Outcomes Research|Cancer|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Big Data/Data Science|Women's Health|Health Equity|Clinical Trials
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Herbert L. DuPont, MD

Mary W. Kelsey Chair in the Medical Sciences

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9366
Room Number: RAS E743 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Worldwide study of the epidemiology
  • microbiology
  • genetic susceptibility
  • treatment and prevention of acute diarrhea
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Casey Durand, PhD

Ast Pr Hlth Promo & Behv Scnc

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9685
Room Number: UCT 2532 (Houston)

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Robert John Emery, DrPH

Professor of Occupational Health & Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-8100
Room Number: RAS W1022 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health|Community Health Practice|Infectious Disease|Injury and Violence|Program Evaluation
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Maria E. Fernandez, PhD

Professor & DirCtrHP&PR

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9626
Room Number: UCT 2080 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer control
  • Hispanic populations
  • informed decision-making health promotion planning and evaluation
  • health informatics
  • health communications
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Maria E. Fernandez-Esquer, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9657
Room Number: UCT 2518 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • AIDS and cancer prevention
  • perception of risk
  • ethnic differences in health beliefs and behaviors
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Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD

Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0635
Room Number: RAC S2.330C (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Cancer|Epidemiology|Clinical Trials|Infectious Disease
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Myriam Fornage, PhD

Professor, & The Laurence & Johanna Favrot Distinguished Professor in Cardiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-2463
Room Number: RAS E453 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Genetics and -omics|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Big Data/Data Science
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Luisa Franzini, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9487

Research Interests:

  • Health economics and econometrics
  • economic and social determinants of health
  • racial/ethnic health disparities and minority health
  • income inequality
  • cost effectiveness and cost-utility analysis
  • cost of medical education
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Yun-Xin Fu, PhD

Betty Wheless Trotter Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9813
Room Number: RAS E541 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Big Data/Data Science|Biostatistics|Genetics and -omics|Infectious Disease
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Kayo Fujimoto, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9766
Room Number: UCT 2514 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Social Determinants of Health|Infectious Disease|Health Equity|Big Data/Data Science|Biostatistics|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Epidemiology|Adolescent Health|Substance Use
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Kelley Pettee Gabriel, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2525
Room Number: UTA 6.350 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology|Physical Activity and Nutrition|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Cancer
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Carol A. Galeener, PhD

Assistant 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) 500-9426
Room Number: RAS E333 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Economics of Healthcare Delivery
  • Consequences of Health Policy
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Gabriela Gallegos

Asc Pr Mgt Policy & CHlth NTT

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (915) 975-9522

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Cecilia Ganduglia Cazaban, MD, DrPH

Assistant 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) 500-9486
Room Number: RAS E1019 (Houston)

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