Faculty and Staff

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Lu Ann Aday, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9177

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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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A.J. Agopian, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9815
Room Number: RAS E507 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology|Genetics and -omics|Maternal and Child Health
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David Aguilar, MD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9814
Room Number: RAS E431 (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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Heyreoun An Han, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9466
Room Number: RAS W1010 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Environmental and Occupational Health|Behavioral/Mental Health|Health Equity|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Maternal and Child Health|Global Health
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Dennis Andrulis, PhD

Associate Professor of Management, Policy & Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2507

Research Interests:

  • racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care
  • health care policy
  • health care reform and addressing the needs of culturally diverse and other vulnerable populations
  • integrating racially and ethnically diverse communities into public health emergency preparedness
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Cesar Arias, MD, PhD

Professor & DuPontChair, CID Dir

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9000
Room Number: RAS E729 (Houston)

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Folefac D. Atem, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (972) 546-2926
Room Number: 00V V8.112D (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Modeling longitudinal studies
  • Single and Multiple imputation
  • Clinical trial designs
  • Diagnostics testing
  • Regression diagnostic
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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, MPH

Assistant Instructor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (972) 546-2931
Room Number: 00V V8.112A (Houston)

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Kimberly Baker, DrPH

Assistant Professor

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 2618 (Houston)

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Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, PhD

Assoc Pr & Regional Dean

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (972) 546-2924
Room Number: 00V V8.112C (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Cancer|Cardiovascular and Chronic Diseases|Epidemiology|Program Evaluation|Health Services/Outcomes Research
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Sara A. Barton, MS

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9812
Room Number: RAS E535 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Global Health|Border Health|Epidemiology
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Cici Bauer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biostatistics

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Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9581
Room Number: RAS E819 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Biostatistics|Epidemiology|Social Determinants of Health|Border Health|Big Data/Data Science
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Tajudaullah Bhaloo

Assistant Professor of Management, Policy and Community Health

Management, Policy & Community Health

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Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Phone Number: (713) 500-9157
Room Number: RAS W324 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health|Health Services/Outcomes Research
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Eric Boerwinkle, PhD

Dean, Kozmetsky Family Chair in Human Genetics

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9050
Room Number: RAS W114A (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Human genetics
  • bioinformatics
  • DNA variation
  • coronary heart disease
  • hypertension
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Sara J. Bowne, PhD

Faculty Associate

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9836
Room Number: RAS W520 (Houston)

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Ellen Breckenridge, PhD, JD

Faculty Associate

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Center for Health Systems Research, Policy, and Practice
Phone Number: (713) 500-9430
Room Number: RAS E327 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Management and Health Policy|Health Equity|Community Health Practice|Behavioral/Mental Health|Maternal and Child Health
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Jan Bressler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Human Genetics Center
Phone Number: (713) 500-9919
Room Number: RAS E503 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Disease control
  • aging
  • molecular genetics
  • genetic epidemiology
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Eric Brown, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9355
Room Number: RAS E719 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Immunology
  • infectious disease
  • mechanisms of immune evasion
  • vaccine development
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Louis Brown, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

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Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (915) 747-8506
Room Number: MCA 316 (El Paso)

Research Interests:

  • Health Equity|Behavioral/Mental Health|Adolescent Health|Border Health|Substance Use
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Henry S. Brown III, PhD

Associate Professor

Management, Policy & Community Health

Department: Management, Policy & Community Health
Center: Dell Center for Healthy Living
Phone Number: (512) 391-2521
Room Number: UTA 6.348 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Effects of and demand for health insurance
  • immigrants and minority groups
  • economic evaluation of public health interventions
  • productivity costs of chronic illnesses
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Yuh-Pey Buu, PhD

Associate Professor

Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Department: Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
Center: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
Phone Number: (713) 500-9979
Room Number: UCT 2516 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral/Mental Health|Adolescent Health|Biostatistics|Genetics and -omics|Substance Use
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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 6.334 (Austin)

Research Interests:

  • Maternal and Child Health|Physical Activity and Nutrition|Health Equity|Health Education/Behavioral Sciences|Program Evaluation
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Raul Caetano, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (214) 648-1080
Room Number: 00V V8.106B (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of substance abuse
  • violence
  • drinking and alcohol-related problems among US ethnic minority groups
  • diagnostic procedures in alcohol abuse and dependence
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Michael Cannell, PhD

Associate Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

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Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Phone Number: (972) 546-2925
Room Number: 00V V8.106F (Dallas)

Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology|Injury and Violence|Big Data/Data Science
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Wenyaw Chan, PhD

Professor

Biostatistics

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Department: Biostatistics
Center: Center for Big Data in Health Sciences
Phone Number: (713) 500-9321
Room Number: RAS E827 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Stochastic modeling
  • longitudinal studies
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Cynthia L. Chappell, PhD

Professor

Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences

Department: Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences
Center: Center for Infectious Diseases
Phone Number: (713) 500-9026
Room Number: RAS W644 (Houston)

Research Interests:

  • Parasitology
  • gastrointestinal parasites
  • immune response to parasites
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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
Room Number: RAC N1.102H (Brownsville)

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