Faculty and Staff

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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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Adriana Perez, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2524
Room Number: UTA 6.340 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Statistical methods for handling missing data
  • statistical methods for epidemiological research (including modeling)
  • sampling and sample size issues in health studies and statistical methods to account for the uncertainty due to measurement error.
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William Perkison, MD

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9468
Room Number: RAS W1040 (Houston)

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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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Linda B. Piller, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials
Phone Number: (713) 500-9507
Room Number: RAS E621 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Hypertension
  • ischemic heart disease
  • coronary heart disease
  • clinical trials
  • cardiovascular clinical trials
  • endpoint reporting in clinical trials
  • safety in clinical trials
  • congestive heart failure
  • cardiovascular pathology
  • cervical pathology
  • breast pathology.
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Lisa Pompeii, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9474
Room Number: RAS E617 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Occupational epidemiology
  • injury epidemiology
  • pregnancy health and work
  • health disparities
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