Faculty and Staff

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Christine Markham, PhD

Professor and Interim Chair

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9646
Room Number: UCT 2622 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent Health|Sexual Health|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Maternal and Child Health|Program Evaluation|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Injury and Violence|Physical Activity and Nutrition|Social Determinants of Health|Global Health
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Dritana Marko, MD, MSc

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (210) 276-9041
Room Number: OTC 1111 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health|Social Determinants of Health|Management and Health Policy
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Vahed Maroufy, PhD

Assistant Professor NTT

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9588
Room Number: RAS W810 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Big Data/Data Science|Biostatistics|Cancer|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Substance Use
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Joseph B. McCormick, MD

James H. Steele, DVM Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0605
Room Number: RAC S2.330B (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Infectious Diseases (particularly viral such as Ebola
  • Lassa fever: HIV/AIDS)
  • Health issues in international settings
  • vaccines
  • epidemiology and bioterrorism.
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Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9633
Room Number: UCT 2572 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • STDs
  • HIV/AIDS
  • substance abuse
  • women’s health
  • violence
  • underserved populations
  • health disparities
  • qualitative research
  • global health studies
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Florence McKelvey, PhD

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9435
Room Number: RAS W340 (Houston)

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Laura McKieran, DrPH

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

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Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (210) 276-9007
Room Number: OTC 1113 (San Antonio)

Research Interests:

  • Big Data/Data Science|Health Equity|Social Determinants of Health|Behavioral/Mental Health|GIS/Spatio-temporal Data Analysis
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Kristina Mena, PhD

Associate Professor & Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (915) 975-8514
Room Number: MCA 310 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health|Border Health|Health Equity|Infectious Disease|Global Health|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology
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Sarah Messiah, PhD

Professor & Director of the Center for Pediatric Population Health Research

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Pediatric Population Health
Phone Number: (972) 546-2919
Room Number: 0BL BL10.204.H (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Maternal and Child Health|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology|Physical Activity and Nutrition|Big Data/Data Science|Social Determinants of Health|Adolescent Health|Global Health|Behavioral/Mental Health|Community Health Practice|Health Services/Outcomes Research|Health Equity
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Hongyu Miao, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9587
Room Number: RAS E817 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Biostatistics|Big Data/Data Science|Clinical Trials|Infectious Disease|Behavioral/Mental Health|Cancer|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Genetics and -omics|Epidemiology
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Osama I. Mikhail, PhD

Professor, NTR

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9175

Research Interests:

  • Hospital industry structure
  • strategic planning
  • health care finance
  • technology assessment
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Laura Mitchell, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9954
Room Number: RAS E547 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology|Genetics and -omics|Women's Health
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Brianna Moore, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 482-6160
Room Number: UTA 6.342 (Houston)

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Laura Moore, M.Ed, RD, LD

Dietetic Specialist

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9347
Room Number: RAS E1013 (Houston)

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Robert Morgan, PhD

Professor & Chair, Management, Policy, & Community Hlth

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9187
Room Number: RAS E923 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Measurement in health services research
  • system policies and patient factors affecting access to care
  • interactions among health care systems
  • patient knowledge about health care
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Alanna C. Morrison, PhD

Professor & Department Chair, EpidHuGenEnvScDrHumGenCtr

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9913
Room Number: RAS E447 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology|Genetics and -omics
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Robert Morrow, MD

Asc Pr Mgt Policy & CHlth NTT

Management, Policy & Community Health

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

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Patricia Dolan Mullen, DrPH

Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9658
Room Number: UCT 2522 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Maternal and Child Health|Program Evaluation|Women's Health
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