Faculty and Staff

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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) 755-0652

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

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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

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Michiko Clutter, PhD

Ast Pr Hlth Promo & Behv Scnc

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Population Health Research
Phone Number: (214) 648-1344
Room Number: 00V V8.106B (Dallas)

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Sadie Conway, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9262
Room Number: RAS W610 (Houston)

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Maria Cooper

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (512) 346-6178
Room Number: WFB 1050-14 (Houston)

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Sharon P. Cooper, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9008

Research Interests:

  • Occupational injury
  • surveillance of injury and illnesses in farm workers
  • working adolescents
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Melisa Creamer

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 482-6165
Room Number: WFB 1050-10 (Austin)

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Paula Cuccaro, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

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

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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) 755-0638

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:

  • Human molecular genetics
  • human population genetics
  • medical genetics
  • human gene cloning
  • linkage mapping
  • retinitis pigmentosa
  • macular degeneration
  • inherited retinal diseases in humans
  • mutation detection
  • retinal disease genes RP1 and IMPDH1.
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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:

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • molecular basis of enteric infectious diseases
  • molecular epidemiology
  • diagnostics
  • drug discovery
  • vaccine development
  • host-pathogen interactions
  • metabolomics
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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:

  • Development and applications of statistical methods to clinical trials and 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
  • nutrition
  • dietary assessment methodology
  • obesity
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cancer
  • chronic disease
  • dietary interventions and health promotion
  • physical activity
  • Hispanic populations
  • children
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Paul De Vries, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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

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George P. Delclos, MD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9459
Room Number: RAS W1018 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Occupational hazards of healthcare workers
  • occupational and environmental respiratory disease
  • international aspects of occupational health
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Rigoberto Delgado, PhD

Assistant Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9000
Room Number: RAS W322 (Houston)

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Stacia DeSantis, PhD

Associate 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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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

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:

  • Clinical Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • health services and outcomes research
  • claims-based healthcare studies
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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 E729 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Worldwide study of the epidemiology
  • microbiology
  • genetic susceptibility
  • treatment and prevention of acute diarrhea
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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) 500-9469
Room Number: RAS W1022 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Comprehensive approaches to health and safety
  • health and safety program outcome measures
  • health and safety for special populations
  • occupational radiation protection
  • hazardous waste management
  • emergency preparedness and response
  • training
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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

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

Research Interests:

  • Virology
  • Lassa and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers
  • tuberculosis
  • human Papilloma virus
  • biocontainment
  • microbiology
  • molecular epidemiology
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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:

  • Genetic epidemiology of brain aging
  • Stroke
  • gene expression
  • genomics
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Negin Fouladi

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9174
Room Number: RAS E311 (Houston)

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Ralph F. Frankowski, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9320

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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:

  • Biostatistics
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular evolution
  • population genetics and computational biology
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