Faculty and Staff

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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 E919 (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

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: (972) 546-2944
Room Number: 00V V8.112E (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • public health policing
  • violence prevention
  • injury epidemiology
  • elder abuse
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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, MS

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
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 1109 (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 E909 (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

McGovern Professor & Regional Dean

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2510
Room Number: UTA 6.314 (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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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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Lynn Ibekwe, MPH

Assistant Instructor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9623
Room Number: UCT 2510G (Houston)

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Katelyn Jetelina, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (972) 546-2942
Room Number: 00V V8.106C (Dallas)

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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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) 747-8500
Room Number: 255 487 (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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Asha S. Kapadia, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Phone Number: (713) 500-9180

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Steven H. Kelder, PhD

Beth Toby Grossman Distinguished Professor in Spirituality & Healing

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2511
Room Number: UTA 6.312 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of child and adolescent health
  • design and evaluation of school health promotion programs
  • particular emphasis on obesity
  • diet
  • physical activity
  • and substance use
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George R. Kerr, MD

Professor Emeritus

Phone Number: (713) 500-9276

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Marcus M. Key

Professor Emeritus

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Soeun Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9567
Room Number: RAS W940 (Houston)

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Harold Kohl III, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2530
Room Number: UTA 6.326 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of physical activity
  • development of physical activity national guidelines
  • physical activity for chronic disease prevention
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