Faculty and Staff

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Louis Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (915) 747-8506
Room Number: 255 486 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Community coalitions
  • Self-help and mutual support
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Delinquency prevention
  • Parenting
  • Mental illness
  • Implementation science
  • Program engagement
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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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Kristina Mena, PhD

Associate Professor & Interim Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (915) 747-8514
Room Number: 255 368F (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Water quality
  • food safety
  • microbial risk assessment
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Kristina Mena, PhD

Associate Professor & Interim Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (915) 747-8514
Room Number: 255 368K (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Water quality
  • food safety
  • microbial risk assessment
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Patrick M. Tarwater, PhD

Associate Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (915) 747-8500
Room Number: 255 485 (El Paso)

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