Faculty and Staff

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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 network analysis
  • Affiliation network analysis
  • Categorical data analysis
  • HIV/STD transmission risk network
  • MSM populations
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Risk-taking health behavior
  • Community coalition networks
  • Work and organizations
  • Agent-Based Modeling
  • Medical Sociology
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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:

  • Measurement of physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • epidemiology of physical activity and cardiovascular- and cancer- related health outcomes in women across the lifespan
  • physical activity and non-pharmacological lifestyle interventions for prevention or management of chronic disease
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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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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 E925 (Houston)

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Norma Garza

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (210) 276-9043
Room Number: OTC 1100G (Houston)

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Gretchen L. Gemeinhardt, PhD

Associate 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) 500-9159
Room Number: RAS W306 (Houston)

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David Gimeno, 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) 276-9011
Room Number: OTC 1122 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Occupational and social epidemiology
  • work organization
  • social inequalities
  • multilevel statistical models
  • work disability
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Jennifer M. Gonzalez, PhD

Assoc Prof & Ast Reg Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (214) 648-1519
Room Number: 00V V8.106F (Dallas)

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Rose Gowen, MD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (956) 882-5165

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Megan L. Grove-Gaona

Principal Laboratory Specialist

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9833
Room Number: RAS W406A (Houston)

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Inkyu Han, 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) 500-9260
Room Number: RAS W642 (Houston)

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Craig L. Hanis, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9807
Room Number: RAS E423 (Houston)

Research Interests:

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

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9357
Room Number: RAS E739 (Houston)

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Robert J. Hardy, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9524

Research Interests:

  • Biometrical methods
  • statistical epidemiology
  • clinical trials
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Melissa Harrell, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2526
Room Number: UTA 6.336 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Child and adolescent health
  • global/international health
  • with special emphasis on India
  • tobacco prevention and cessation
  • obesity prevention
  • behavioral epidemiology
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C. Morton Hawkins Jr, ScD

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: (713) 500-9526

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John R. Herbold, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (210) 276-9009
Room Number: OTC 1114 (San Antonio)

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

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (210) 276-9021
Room Number: OTC 1100A (San Antonio)

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Linda Highfield, PhD

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9389
Room Number: RAS E913 (Houston)

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James E. Hixson, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9834
Room Number: RAS W422 (Houston)

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 & Chair, Dell Center for Healthy Living

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

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

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

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (210) 562-5513

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Nuria Homedes, MD, DrPH

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (915) 747-8508
Room Number: HSN 352 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Health sector reform
  • pharmaceuticals policies
  • border health issues
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Nuria Homedes, MD, DrPH

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (915) 747-8508
Room Number: HSN 367 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

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

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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

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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Katelyn Jetelina

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (214) 648-0740
Room Number: 00V V8.106C (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Violence and injury epidemiology
  • Bullying victimization and perpetration prevention
  • Law enforcement occupational health and safety
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Zhi-Dong Jiang, MD, DrPH

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9371
Room Number: RAS E741 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of travelers’ diarrhea
  • genetic factors for acute diarrhea
  • enteric pathogens
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Kimberly Johnson

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9616
Room Number: UCT 2657 (Houston)

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Eric C. Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (915) 747-8503
Room Number: HSN 487 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Wellbeing in extreme settings
  • particularly disaster recovery
  • trauma-related mental health
  • and adaptation to hazards
  • the role of social support in physical and mental health
  • including the roles of social networks
  • collective action and care coordination
  • wellbeing in vulnerable populations
  • such as Hispanic health inequalities
  • border health
  • and food insecurity.
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Goo Jun, PhD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9916
Room Number: RAS E531 (Houston)

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