Faculty and Staff

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Robert Addy, PhD

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9758
Room Number: UCT 2612 (Houston)

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Marlyn Allicock, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (972) 546-2932
Room Number: 00V V7.116C (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer prevention & control
  • evaluating evidence based interventions
  • peer support interventions
  • health disparities
  • health communication
  • tailoring & technology for health promotions & dissemination & implementation research
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John S. Atkinson, DrPH

Faculty Associate

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9663
Room Number: UCT 2512 (Houston)

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Jessica Austin

Assistant Instructor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (972) 546-2931

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Elizabeth G. Baumler, PhD

Faculty Associate

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)

Research Interests:

  • Multilevel modeling
  • youth risk behavior
  • population health
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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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Courtney Erin Byrd-Williams, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2508
Room Number: UTA 6.338 (Austin)

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Enmanuel Chavarria, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0605

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Michiko Clutter, PhD

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Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Phone Number: (972) 546-2936
Room Number: 00V V7.116F (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Pediatric asthma self-management
  • addressing social determinants of health to improve pediatric health outcomes
  • adolescent health risk behaviors
  • school-based telehealth
  • mindful parenting
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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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Casey Durand, PhD

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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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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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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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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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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 6.310 (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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Lynn Ibekwe

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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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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Christine Markham, PhD

Associate Professor

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 and child health
  • including HIV
  • STD and pregnancy prevention
  • substance use prevention
  • chronic disease management
  • influence of parental factors
  • qualitative research
  • outcome and process evaluation
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Alfred L. McAlister, PhD

Professor of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2520
Room Number: UTA 6.342 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco policy
  • violence prevention
  • peace and conflict
  • health disparities
  • advocacy and mass communication
  • international health
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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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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 E1033 (Houston)

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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:

  • Health promotion for disadvantaged or incarcerated women
  • transtheoretical model of behavior change
  • contraception and STD/HIV risk reduction
  • informed decision making for cancer and other screening tests
  • patient education
  • evaluation methods
  • systematic review and meta-analysis
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Donna Nichols, MSEd

Community Health Specialist

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2514
Room Number: UTA 6.342 (Austin)

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Guy S. Parcel, PhD

Dean Emeritus

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2519

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Cheryl Perry, PhD

Professor & Rockwell Distinguished Chair in Society & Health

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2536
Room Number: UTA 6.314 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Design
  • development
  • implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs for children and adolescents. In particular
  • smoking and alcohol use prevention
  • healthy eating and physical activity
  • school-based
  • peer
  • family
  • and community programs
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Melissa Fleschler Peskin, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9759
Room Number: UCT 2616 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Child and adolescent health
  • specifically in HIV
  • STD
  • and pregnancy prevention
  • violence
  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • intervention development and program evaluation
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Jeanne Piga- Plunkett

Dietetic Specialist

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (713) 500-9346
Room Number: RAS E1033 (Houston)

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Nalini Ranjit, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2527
Room Number: UTA 6.334 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Social disparities in health
  • obesity epidemiology
  • methodological advances in evaluation of complex interventions
  • design of nutrition interventions for preschool children
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Belinda M. Reininger, DrPH

Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Hispanic Health Research Center
Phone Number: (956) 755-0654
Room Number: RAC N1.102E (Brownsville)

Research Interests:

  • Evaluation research
  • community based health promotion
  • health disparities
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